Red Bull Theater to Continue Season with THE ROMAN ACTOR with Patrick Page & More
Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Philip Massinger's The Roman Actor, directed by Louisa Proske, on Monday February 15th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson). Featured in the cast will be Oberon Adjepong, Mamoudou Athie, Tina Benko, Clifton Duncan, Ben Horner, Jennifer Ikeda, Patrick Page, Paul Lazar, Carolyn Smith, Sam Underwood, Adina Verson, and more, with live music performed by percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.
How far should a role be taken? This entertaining tragedy puts an actor at the center of a dramatic and dangerous love triangle in a noble condemnation of tyranny and defense of the theater. Domitian, the tyrannical and jealous Roman Emperor, wreaks havoc and bloody revenge, accusing his wife Domitia's of infidelity with Paris, the Roman actor of the title. In this world, the only possibility of survival relies on pleasing an audience of one, the self-absorbed and lunatic Emperor. Regarded as Massinger's finest play, it explores the balance between private and public moralities, and celebrates plays themselves, anatomising both the theater of power and the power of theater.
Future Revelation Readings will include Shakespeare's Coriolanus, Frances Burney's The Woman Hater, Shakespeare's Hamlet, William Congreve's The Way of the World, and the sixth annual Short New Play Festival, with casts that include Arnie Burton (Irma Vep - Red Bull Theater; Lives of the Saints); Chukwudi Iwuji (Henry VI Trilogy - Royal Shakespeare Company, Tamburlaine, King Lear); Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Patrick Page (The Duchess of Malfi - Red Bull Theater, Spring Awakening), and Nick Westrate (Loot - Red Bull Theater, Casa Valentina), among others..
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School For Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, will begin its limited run April 8th at the Lortel Theater. Opening Night is set for April 24th, 2016. In this comic masterpiece, Sheridan mercilessly dissects a social network of grotesques, gossips, lustful hypocrites and anonymous assassins of reputation who live in a world without privacy, morality or taste. After seventeen years abroad Oliver Surface returns home incognito to test the true characters of his nephews, Charles (a prodigal, apparently), and Joseph (a paragon, supposedly). Meanwhile he discovers his old friend Peter Teazle has wed a young country wife and is in marital purgatory, being victimized in print and society by a spiteful team of imbeciles and rumor-mongers - Fun for the whole family.
Red Bull Theater's OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (Monday evenings at 7:30pm) present staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the cornerstone of our mission, Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the rediscovery and re-investigation of classics from all eras and cultures, and to the development of new plays of heightened language and classical themes. Revelation Readings provides a unique opportunity to hear these plays performed by many of the finest actors in New York.