Tim Burton Meets Shakespeare In A New Staging of Asylum-Set Macbeth | Playbill

News Tim Burton Meets Shakespeare In A New Staging of Asylum-Set Macbeth The Abstract Sentiment Theatre Company will present Macbeth: Tim Burton Meets Shakespeare, an Off Off-Broadway Tim Burton-styled take on the dark tragedy with a condensed script and staged in an asylum.

According to Abstract Sentiment, Shakespeare's famed story will be "set in a war torn community known as Scotland, at a time when the gears of power are beginning to shift. Families struggle for survival; lords dominate the high-rises and children possess insight and wisdom way beyond their years." 

Macbeth: Tim Burton Meets Shakespeare will run from Jan 22-Feb. 1, 2015, at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.

The production features a cast lead by Byron Hagan as Macbeth and Julia Menn as Lady Macbeth. The cast also includes Katherine Bianco, Keith Hale, Hunter Hoffman, Rachel Matusewicz, Daniel Montesano, Kal Parekh and Tuquan Smith.

The show will be directed by Nick Hrutkay, with choreography by Sidney Erik Wright, fight choreography by Adele Rylands and lighting design by Natalie Marmol.

Abstract Sentiment Theatre Company creates work at the intersection of art, dance, music and theatre, with a focus on the experimentation of new works or classic works with an inventive twist.  The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory is located at 104 W. 14th St, Manhattan. Tickets are available online here

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