A contemporary all-female adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Scottish play," where seven girls hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of "Macbeth" as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs.
From the producers: On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven girls meet up to do a play. 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" - in Shakespeare’s original text - 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. These young women discover what's done cannot be undone.
Shakespeare's source for his tragedy is the account of Macbeth, King of Scotland; Macduff; and Duncan in "Holinshed's Chronicles," a history of England, Scotland, and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, although the events in the play differ extensively from the history of the real Macbeth. In the backstage world of theatre, some believe that the play is cursed, and will not mention its title aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish Play". Over the course of many centuries, the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It has been adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comics, and other media.
This reinterpretation of "Macbeth" is based on the Slender Man and Skylar Neese murder cases. Adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, the production stars Sharlene Cruz, Isabelle Fuhrman, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Ismenia Mendes, AnnaSophia Robb, Lily Santiago, and Ayana Workman.