|Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents|
|Short Shakespeare! Macbeth|
|Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by David H. Bell
at Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand (map)
through March 5 | tickets: $16-$20 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
Ambition. Paranoia. Revenge. Political desires lead to a spiral of destruction and death. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute adaptation of the Shakespearean classic. A witch predicts Macbeth will be Thane then King. She also predicts Banquo's sons will be King. Macbeth shares the prophesies with his wife. Lady Macbeth concocts a plan to expedite the process by murdering the current King and framing his staff. The Macbeths murder for the crown. A killing spree ensues to ensure retention of the throne. Although the power-hungry Macbeths are never satiated, their evil acts begin to gnaw at their sanity. Victim apparitions and bloody hallucinations plague their grip on reality. Short Shakespeare! Macbeth is a riveting adaptation with killer visual effects.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.