Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
Red Bull Theater will present the penultimate Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with musical direction by Brian Trenis. The School for Scandal will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more. One night only - Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).
The heart that is conscious of its own integrity is ever slow to credit another's treachery. What's wrong with a little rumor? Don't miss the ultimate comedy of manners, satirizing the hypocrisy of fashionable society presented with ridiculous gender-bending panache. Into the scandal-mongering world of Lady Sneerwell and her duplicitous minions Sir Benjamin Backbite and the unctuous Mr Snake, Sheridan weaves an affecting romance between a moral young woman and a spendthrift young man on the point of bankruptcy. In an age where reputations are won and lost at the click of an iPhone, this 18th Century tale of manipulation, gossip and slander will feel outrageously familiar. The School for Scandal is the second of two Ridiculous collaborations with Busch and Quinton this season.
The OBIE Award-Winning Revelation Readings series provides a unique opportunity to hear new and rarely-produced classic plays performed by many of the finest actors in New York. Tickets for Revelation Readings start at $42 with Premium Seats available ?starting ?at $64. Become a Member and get them for only $25! (For updated cast information, visit www.redbulltheater.com). All artists subject to change.
This reading is sponsored by the Mike and Janet Slosberg Family Foundation Trust.
Red Bull Theater is the not-profit Off-Broadway theater company specializing in plays of heightened language. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as its cornerstone, Red Bull Theater embraces the imagination of theatergoers through intimate, imaginative productions of great classic stories from all eras and cultures. Red Bull Theater's eleventh season builds upon their unique history and mission to present vital and imaginative renderings of heightened language plays from all eras and cultures as they launch a second decade of sharing great classic stories.
Acclaimed as "a dynamic producer of classic plays" by The New York Times, Red Bull Theater has previously staged productions of Shakespeare's Pericles, the anonymous Revenger's Tragedy, Marlowe's Edward the Second, Middleton's Women Beware Women, Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, the Off-Broadway premiere of Dekker, Ford & Rowley's The Witch of Edmonton, a major Off-Broadway revival of Jean Genet's The Maids, a new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death by Mike Poulton, rare New York revivals of Loot and The Mystery of Irma Vep, and the first Off-Broadway revival of Volpone in over 50 years. The company's work has been hailed over the years as "the most exciting classical theater in New York" (Time Out New York), "Dynamite! (The New York Times), "the city's gutsiest classical theater" (Time Out New York), "Triumphant" (Associated Press), and "Proof that classical theater can still be surprising after hundreds of years" (Variety), among others.
Red Bull Theater's work has been recognized with multiple Callaway, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, and OBIE Award nominations and Awards. The company has staged over 125 readings through its ongoing OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings, named by the Village Voice "Best Play Reading Series," and has developed new plays of heightened language and classical adaptations through its In-the-Raw workshop series. Red Bull Theater reaches out to NYC students of all ages through "Direct Address" education programs teaching Shakespeare in middle schools and student matinees. Post-play "Bull Session" discussions with scholars following selected Sundaymatinees and Readings are free and open to the public.
Red Bull Theater offers Master Classes throughout the year taught by top working professionals including Kathleen Chalfant, John Douglas Thompson, Olympia Dukakis, Heidi Griffiths, and Patrick Page; Red Bull Theater's intensives and workshops cover a variety of disciplines, including auditioning, text, voice, movement, clowning, stage combat, and acting Shakespeare. Classes are open to adults at all levels of training or experience. They range from one to six days with limited class sizes to allow one-on-one attention. You can enroll in any combination of classes, or take the whole series for a yearlong master training experience. Visit www.redbulltheater.com for complete details.