The Bard's CSI

Theatre review: Shakespeare by the Sea: Macbeth

Good news. If you're tired of those SVU and CSI summer reruns but really need a fix of blood, sex and madness, Shakespeare by the Sea's Macbeth is the perfect answer. The production literally drips with blood and crackles with energetic sword fights. Genevieve Steele as Lady Macbeth wields sex as handily as the men wield their swords. But the true scene stealers are Caitlin Stewart, Carly Chamberlain and Mary Fay Coady, the three witches. These twisted sisters entrance and repel with their dead eyes and zombie gaits. David Patrick Flemming does a fine job as Macbeth, making his transformation from shrinking violet to power-mad murderer believable. The woods are dark by the time this show is over, so bring a flashlight to light your way and dispel all things wicked.

To Sep 6, Cambridge Battery, Point Pleasant Park, $15 suggested donation

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