“Four stars…Flying without a safety net, Cumming opens himself up physically, mentally and emotionally in a performance of fearless bravura…a brilliantly troubling play for twisted times.”—Herald (U.K.)

“Stunningly designed…a superb sense of choreography…first and foremost, a stunning testament to Alan Cumming’s virtuosity.”—Sunday Herald (U.K.)

Thu, July 5 at 7:30*

Fri, July 6 at 7:30*

Sat, July 7 at 7:30†

Sun, July 8 at 7:30

*Preview    †Opening

Tue, July 10 at 7:30

Wed, July 11 at 7:30

Thu, July 12 at 7:30

Fri, July 13 at 7:30

Sat, July 14 at 2:00

Sat, July 14 at 7:30

By William Shakespeare
National Theatre of Scotland
Directors John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg
Set design Merle Hensel
Lighting design Natasha Chivers
Sound design Fergus O’Hare
Movement Christine Devaney
Voice Ros Steen
With Alan Cumming,
Myra McFadyen, and Ali Craig

One of Shakespeare’s most deeply psychological plays is given a riveting, utterly original reimagining by the National Theatre of Scotland. Tony Award–winning Scottish star of stage, film, and television Alan Cumming returns to Lincoln Center with a one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

Directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg, this Macbeth is set in the clinical green-tiled room of a psychiatric ward in which Cumming is the lone patient, inhabiting each role himself, including some of Shakespeare’s most complex and troubled characters.

Cumming and Tiffany last joined forces on The Bacchae, with Cumming in the role of Dionysus—“a role he was born to perform,” wrote the New York Times—during Lincoln Center Festival 2008.

Rose Theater

This performance is approximately one hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission.
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