Thomas, Bogosian, Urie & More Featured In Red Bull Theater's 2009-10 Revelation Readings, Begins 9/14
Red Bull Theater has announced the Revelation Readings 2009-2010 schedule.
Breathing life into the page, this OBIE Award-Winning ongoing series presents staged readings of new plays and rarely-performed classic texts.
Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the rediscovery of neglected classics, 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.
Red Bull Theater is a New York-based theater company specializing in plays of heightened language. With a unique focus on the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Red Bull Theater embraces the imagination of theatergoers through intimate, evocative productions of great classic stories.
Revelation Readings are held at the Theater at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Subway: A/C/E to 42nd Street, Exit on 44th Street, Parking: 415 West 45th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Subscription Packages Available
Tickets are available by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 (toll-free). You may also purchase tickets through www.redbulltheater.com.
All Readings are on Mondays at 7:30pm. Cast and details Subject to Change.
"Best Play-Reading Series" - The Village Voice
2009-2010 READING SERIES
September 14, 2009 - June 14, 2010
Monday September 14th, 7:30pm
A BENEFIT READING OF
TIMON OF ATHENS
by William Shakespeare
Karl Marx's favorite play examines the morality of money - the perfect play for a benefit!
Directed by Jesse Berger
Featuring Richard Thomas
VIP Cocktail party with the actors, special guests, and live music following the reading.
Admission: $100 Reading & Party / $250 Premium Benefit Seating
Reserve now at www.redbulltheater.com
Monday September 21st, 7:30pm
THE WILD GOOSE CHASE
by John Fletcher
A Jacobean comedy of sex and manners - smart women and lustful men-a hilarious precursor of Restoration comedies.
Directed by Tim Carroll
Featuring Michael Stuhlbarg
Monday November 2nd, 7:30pm
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
by Henrik Ibsen
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
Monday December 14th, 7:30pm
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
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
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
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
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 Alfredo Narciso
Monday March 22nd, 7:30pm
BRECHT'S DUCHESS OF MALFI
Adapted by Bertolt Brecht and W.H. Auden
Brecht's version of Webster's masterpiece for a 1946 Broadway production intensifies the original's dark undercurrents.
Directed by Ian Strasfogel
Featuring Francesca Faridany
Monday May 17th, 7:30pm
‘TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE
By John Ford
The classic Jacobean tale - John Ford turns Romeo & Juliet into siblings, and all manner of madness ensues.
Directed by Anne Kaufmann
Featuring Peter Francis James
Monday May 24th, 7:30pm
By David Rabe
Linguistic leaps abound in this hilarious version of the legendary epic Gilgamesh - PART ONE - in which the Queen, his mother, cannot find him.
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Featuring Michael Stuhlbarg
Monday June 14th, 7:30pm
LOVE FOR LOVE
By William Congreve
With racy and outrageous sexual games and satire, this masterpiece of Restoration Comedy is full of disguises, deceptions, and delights.
Directed by Davis McCallum