Review MACBETH: Classic Meets Contemporary!

Review MACBETH: Classic Meets Contemporary!


Tracie Dahlke, Sarah Radar, Loretta Maestranzi - Macbeth by Roundhouse Productions

Roundhouse Productions presents
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Reynard Liss
at New Rock Theater, 3933 N. Elston (map)
thru June 25  |  tickets: $20  |  more info

Reviewed by Katy Walsh

In the 2010/2011 season, two top-tier Chicago theaters produced Macbeth. In the fall, the Lyric Opera featured a dazzling version of Verdi’s composition.  In the winter, Chicago Shakes introduced a condensed powerhouse adaptation. Now kicking off the summer, Roundhouse Productions presents their own Macbeth.  Witches predict Macbeth will be king.  To make the vision a reality, Lady Macbeth plots an assassination.  Macbeth slaughters his way to the top.  Instead of enjoying majestic splendor, the Macbeths start to spiral out of control.  The King turns serial killer.  The Queen scours for redemption. Roundhouse Productions re-imagines the Shakespearian classic with epic-worthy special effects.  Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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