The cast of Red Bull Theatre's Mac Beth, a contemporary all-female adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, met the press on April 12. The new production, directed by Erica Schmidt, begins performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on May 7 ahead of a May 19 opening.
The production stars Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games, All The Fine Boys), Ismenia Mendes (CSC’s The Liar, Cressida in NYSF's Troilus & Cressida), AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries, The Act, Mercy Street, Down A Dark Hall), Sharlene Cruz (Den of Thieves), Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Lily Santiago (New York Shakespeare Festival’s Othello), and Ayana Workman.
In Mac Beth, seven girls hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Macbeth as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected resonances emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what's done cannot be undone.
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