Isabelle Fuhrman, who was seen in the Off-Broadway world premiere of the drama All the Fine Boys, will star in the title role of an all-female reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, the Red Bull Theater Company production will begin previews May 7 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre prior to an official opening May 19. Performances continue through June 2.
Joining Fuhrman in the cast will be Sharlene Cruz, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick, Ismenia Mendes, Anna Sophia Robb, Lily Santiago, and Ayana Workman.
This reinterpretation of Macbeth is based on the Slender Man and Skylar Neese murder cases. On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven girls meet up to do a play with witches, ghosts, and kings, but soon the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs.
Best known for her role in the 2009 horror film Orphan, Furhman was more recently as Clove in The Hunger Games. Her other film credits include Hounddog, Salvation Boulevard, and Stephen King’s Cell.