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MACBETH. HIS STORY. HER TRAGEDY. at the McCadden Place Theatre

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Ellen Dostal – Broadway World
This adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy has been reconceptualized to connect with the modern day #MeToo movement by offering an alternative explanation for one of its leading character’s actions. It is built on the notion that all of the women are victims of sexual abuse – most specifically, Lady Macbeth – who, in this version, has been raped by King Duncan while her husband is off fighting the war.
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Now running through April 29

SHINE DARKLY, ILLYRIA at the McCadden Place Theatre

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Photo by April Kelly

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

This curious play, written by Meghan Brown, developed with Fugitive Kind Theatre, and incorporating input from director Amanda McRaven, is a freewheeling fantasia drawn from themes, characters, and situations in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It’s also an apocalyptic dystopia, cast in the form of a sequel depicting events that occurred after the end of Shakespeare’s play.

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Now running through May 29

Julius Caesar, The New American Theatre at McCadden Place Theatre

Photo by Jack Stehlin.

 

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

 

Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA.com

Apparently this Shakespeare play doesn’t need to be performed on the steps of a real-life city hall to impress. Here, a chamber version captures the story’s expanse while feeling immediate, near, and unfortunately modern. Add in the casting of women in traditionally male roles, modern-day business attire, and non-declamatory performances, and the production plays like an Aaron Sorkin series. Read more…