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Rauch & Emerson Star in WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS Reading at Red Bull Theater Tonight, 12/28

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings series will kick-off tonight, December 28th, featuring a reading of Thomas Heywood's WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS. The reading stars Matthew Rauch and Michael Emerson, and is directed by Kay Matschullat.

Additional casting for the reading includes Mary Bacon, Jeff Biehl, Geraint Wyn Davies, Eric Hoffman, Carrie Preston, Jeff Steitzer, Haynes Thigpen, and Dominique Toney. WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS chronicles the fall of a pure wife and the fate of a young virgin, this domestic tragedy dissects the nature of revenge.

Michael Emerson got his big break in 1997 when he starred as Oscar Wilde in Moises Kaufman's critically-acclaimed off-Broadway play, Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde, and then followed up with several other notable stage performances. In 1998, he performed opposite Uma Thurman in the off-Broadway production of Le Misanthrope. In 1999, he played the part of Willie Oban in The Iceman Cometh with Kevin Spacey. He co-starred with Kate Burton in both Give Me Your Answer, Do! and Hedda Gabler.

Matthew Rauch has appeared on Broadway in Prelude to a Kiss. His off-Broadway credits include Edward the Second (Red Bull), 1001 (Page 73), Expats (New Group), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (New Group), In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Keen Company), The Revenger's Tragedy (Red Bull), Hurlyburly (New Group), Book of Days (Signature). Additional theater credits include plays at the El Portal in Los Angeles, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hartford Stage, American Repertory Theatre, and many others. On television he has appeared on Without a Trace, Criminal Intent, Jonny Zero, Navy NCIS, Leap of Faith, The DA, Law and Order, and Metropolis (pilot). On the big screen, he has appeared in Order of Redemption, No Reservations, Invitation to a Suicide, Frankenfish, Future Imperfect, Balkanization.

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. This OBIE Award-Winning ongoing series presents staged readings of new plays and rarely-performed classic texts.

Tickets for the readings are $30 for adults and $15 for students and industry personel. Tickets are available online through Advanced reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit


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