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Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Ben Jonson's Every Man In His Humour, directed by Carson Elrod, on Monday December 28th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson). Featured in the cast will be Michael Countryman, Angel Desai, Carson Elrod, Korey Jackson, Claire Karpen, Craig Pattison, Matthew Saldivar, Jay O. Sanders, Danielle Skraastad, Kenneth Tigar, Henry Vick, Roger Yeh, and more. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.

A wacky wedding comedy from the '90s? The 1590's that is... Jonson's famous light-hearted romp follows the classic story of an aristocratic man and his blue-collar bride-to-be. The parents are bound to disapprove! Controlled by key organs, the four "humours" were the choleric, the sanguine, the phlegmatic, and the melancholy - and these could combine to create volatile mixtures. Ben Jonson's comedy of temperaments follows Kno'well, who, in an overflow of concern for his son's moral development, sets his servant, Brainworm, to spy on him. Meanwhile, the merchant Kitely suffers an overflow of jealousy, fearing that his wife is cuckolding him with some of the wastrels brought to his home by his brother-in-law, Wellbred. With all these "humours" overflowing, humor is sure to ensue!

Future Revelation Readings will include Thomas Middleton's A Trick To Catch The Old One, Philip Massinger's The Roman Actor, 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 Steven Boyer (Hand to God), Arnie Burton (Irma Vep - Red Bull Theater; Lives of the Saints); Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher, Reckless, Noises Off), 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), Jay O. Sanders (Titus Andronicus, "Person of Interest"), and Nick Westrate (Loot - Red Bull Theater, Casa Valentina), among others.

Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling, directed by Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement December 26th, 2015 at The Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). Opening Night is set for January 10th, 2016. How far will you go to follow your heart? Beatrice-Joanna is in love with Alsemero - who is unfortunately not her fiancée. But when she employs her loathsome servant De Flores to bump off her betrothed, the price is her own virgin flesh. Together with a madcap subplot set in an insane asylum, this brilliant and rarely performed Jacobean tragedy explores the follies of love and the nature of madness.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School For Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, will begin its limited Off-Broadway engagement 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.


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