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Bogosian & Emerson Lead Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings this Season

Bogosian & Emerson Lead Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings this Season

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings series will feature an all-star talent pool that includes the likes of Eric Bogosian and Michael Emerson. The series, which began readings on September 14th will continue through June 14, 2010. The series is meant to rediscover neglected classics, and to develop new plays of heightened language and classical themes.

The reading schedule includes:

Monday November 2nd, 7:30pm
PENELOPE
Book by Ellen McLaughlin
Music by Sarah Kirkland Snider
Based on Homer's Odyssey, this new music- theater piece explores the trauma of war through one woman's journey into her husband's lost memory.
Directed by Lisa Rothe
    Featuring Ellen McLaughlin

Monday November 30th, 7:30pm
THE PRETENDERS
by Henrik Ibsen
translated by Michael Meyer
The corrupting force of political power is rendered with jaw-dropping psychological detail in this rarely performed thriller.
Directed by Craig Baldwin
Featuring Alvin Epstein, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and Elisabeth Waterston
Post-play Bull Session

Monday December 14th, 7:30pm
BÉRÉNICE
by Jean Racine
translated and adapted by Neil Bartlett
A tragic tale of true love, this pinnacle of French drama examines what real love is, even as that love cannot survive.
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Featuring Kathryn Meisle, Matthew Rauch, and Marc Vietor
Post-play Bull Session

Monday December 28th, 7:30pm
A WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS
by Thomas Heywood
Chronicling the fall of a pure wife and the fate of a young virgin, this domestic tragedy dissects the nature of revenge.
Directed by Kay Matschullat
Featuring Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston

Monday January 11th, 7:30pm
THE DUKE OF MILAN
by Philip Massinger
Pathos and satire mix it up in this Jacobean treasure about honor, revenge, and loving neither well nor wisely.
Directed by Damon Krometis
Featuring Matthew Rauch

Monday January 25th, 7:30pm
CALIGULA
by Albert Camus
"I am going to give this new century the gift of meaninglessness." - Experience the reign of Caligula through existentialist eyes.
Directed by Marc Vietor
Featuring Michael Urie

Monday February 8th, 7:30pm
BURNING, BURNING, BURNING, BURNING
by David Bar Katz
Poland. 1666. A prophet throws his village into chaos infusing the people with messianic zeal to hasten the End of Days.
Directed by Sarah Benson
Featuring Eric Bogosian and Michael Stuhlbarg

Monday March 15th, 7:30pm
THE STEWARD OF THE DUCHESS OF AMALFI
by Lope De Vega
A lyrical, haunting tragedy of tortured desire, class conflict and revenge - written a few years after Webster's version.
newly translated by Álvaro Mendoza
Directed by Michael John Garcés
Featuring Zabryna Guevara and Alfredo Narciso


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