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  Macbeth at The Edge Off-Broadway

Macbeth

The Edge Off-Broadway
1133 West Catalpa Avenue Chicago

From the first words of the play until the very last, Shakespeare's shortest tragedy is also his most unrelenting examination of the dark side of humanity. Driven to bloody deeds by their lust for power and supernatural predictions, Macbeth (Mighty Morphin Power Ranger's Jason Narvy) and his Lady (Stephanie Stroud) fight to hold on to their ill-gotten throne, their sanity, and each other by any means necessary. This production will be staged in a two-sided, alley configuration with no intermission. Jeff Award winning Saltbox Theatre Collective invites you to the Edge Theater Off-Broadway this summer!

Presented by Saltbox Theatre Collective

Thru - Aug 4, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm



Price: $14-$19

Show Type: Drama

www.saltboxtheatre.org



  Macbeth Reviews
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Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...The production itself is pretty pared down, but it serves the show well. Costumes are modern clothes accented with zippers, layers, and color blocking that evoke military uniforms without being either too literal or too figurative. Props are pretty much limited to weapons. The stage itself is bare. The music underscoring the whole show had the tense, metallic quality that reminded me of HBO’s recent Chernobyl series and its similarly haunting soundtrack. All of it serves to keep the show focused on the action and moving at a pretty solid clip through its 95 minute run time."
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Kevin Curran


Chicago On Stage - Somewhat Recommended

"...In all, then, this Macbeth seems to me to be a mixed bag. If you are not bothered by these things, and I suspect most people probably won’t be as picky as I was and will allow the play to wash over them in a more holistic manner, the performances and the gloriously creepy use of the witches will undoubtedly make the play an enjoyable experience. If you know the play well, though, or if you value the clarity that is obscured by some of these decisions, you may (as I did) experience it as an overall strong production riddled with WTF moments. Either way, Saltbox, which is an ensemble that consistently has made interesting and challenging plays—last winter’s Boy Gets Girl is still one of the most ominous shows of the year—has once again created something that will leave audiences thinking."
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Karen Topham



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