Streaming Live April 23 – May 2
Stage Direction by Nathan Cummings
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes“
Shakespeare’s most exciting play retold in a modern setting. This all-female modern adaptation by Erica Schmidt is sure to provoke and excite.
On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven teenage schoolgirls meet up, drop their backpacks, and hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Shakespeare’s darkest play. They have created a Macbeth club and using Shakespeare’s original text transcend their school uniforms to conjure kings, warriors, and witches. As Shakespeare’s bloody tale seeps into their reality the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected realities emerge from Shakespeare’s dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. These young women discover what’s done cannot be undone.