“To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.”
"Where this Macbeth really shines is in its approach to gender, with casting that adds a welcome gloss of contemporary social commentary to well-known source material." ~Megan Burbank, Portland Mercury READ HERE
"Van Der Merwe's erasure of gender shines a light on the play's obsession with manliness: feeling like a man, fighting like a man, killing like a man, dying like a man. In "Macbeth," as all too often in our own times, manhood is inextricably tied to violence. ~Ben Waterhouse, The Oregonian READ HERE
'Van Der Merwe has created a visually striking production of a play done so often it’s easy to forget, making it feel alive and relatable without coming across as heavy-handed." ~TJ Acena, Oregon Artswatch READ HERE
"Your innovation in direction, set and costume design as well as excellent actors never cease to amaze. So thankful that you exist here in Portland."
"The show is still reverberating and thrilling me."
"What a gripping production. The banquet scene especially was bone-chilling. Thanks for a great evening, and congratulations!"
"It was a downright RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. Please go see it."
"MAGNIFICENT. Macbeth and Lady Mac are two of the most masterful actors I've ever seen live. And the lighting! It'd be worth it just for that! Go!"