Isabelle Fuhrman, Ismenia Mendes, and AnnaSophia Robb to Star in Mac Beth
Red Bull Theater will present Erica Schmidt's take on the Shakespearean tragedy.
Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games), Ismenia Mendes (Marys Seacole), and AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries) will headline Red Bull Theater's upcoming production of Mac Beth, adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth, by Erica Schmidt.
In Schmidt's 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. Using only Shakespeare's text, 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 company will also include Sharlene Cruz, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Lily Santiago, and Ayana Workman. Schmidt also directs.
Performances will take place May 7-June 2 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.