Red Bull Theater announces cast of Mac Beth
Erica Schmidt's adaptation, Mac Beth, begins performances at off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre on May 7, 2019.
Red Bull Theater has now confirmed casting for the previously announced production of Mac Beth, Shakespeare's classic tale adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, which begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on May 7, 2019, ahead of an official opening on May 19 and a limited run through to June 2, 2019.
The all-female cast of Mac Beth includes Isabelle Fuhrman, Ismenia Mendes, and AnnaSophia Robb, alongside Sharlene Cruz, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Lily Santiago, and Ayana Workman.
Synopsis: "In this new production seven girls meet up to do a play in an empty lot outside the city on an autumn afternoon. School uniform tartan transforms in this American urban wasteland. The girls are witches, ghosts, and kings. They 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."
The creative team behind Mac Beth features scenic design by Catherine Cornell, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Erin Bednarz.
The world premiere of Mac Beth was previously staged at Seattle Repertory Theater in June 2018.
Red Bull Theater's next offering is a new production of John Webster's The White Devil, directed by Louisa Proske, which is scheduled to begin previews on March 19, 2019, ahead of an official opening on March 31 and a limited engagement through to April 14, 2019, and marks the first New York production of The White Devil in over fifty years.
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