Red Bull Theater's THE WHITE DEVIL Opens Sunday
Red Bull Theater will open John Webster's The White Devil at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street between Bleecker & Hudson Streets) this Sunday March 31st. The limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through April 14th.
Louisa Proske directs John Webster's The White Devil-a play that was was first performed at the original Red Bull theatre in the early months of 1612-is being given its first NY production in over fifty years (It was last revived in 1965 at the Circle in the Square starring Frank Langella).
Amara James Aja (Off-Broadway debut! Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth - The Old Globe); Jenny Bacon (Heartless - Signature Theatre; In The Wake - The Public Theatre;A Streetcar Named Desire, Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, More Stately Mansions), Lisa Birnbaum (Off-Bway: F#%king Up Everything, I'm Getting My Act Together..., Abe Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party, Lizzie Borden), Robert Cuccioli (Bway: Jekyll & Hyde - Tony Award nomination, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Les Miserables), Edward O'Blenis (Off-Bway: Coriolanus, Spring Awakening, Hamlet), Daniel Oreskes (Bway:Oslo, The Miracle Worker, Billy Elliot, Cymbeline, Aida, Electra, The Song of Jacob Zulu;Off-Bway: Hir, The Devils, Henry V, Quills, Othello), Cherie Corinne Rice (Off-Bway: The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theater; Regional: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Berkeley Rep, Trinity Rep), Socorro Santiago (Bway: The Bacchae; Off-Bway: L'illusion - NYTW;The Promise - EST; "Mozart in the Jungle"), Tommy Schrider (Bway: War Horse; Off-Bway: Macbeth -TFANA; Close Ties - EST; Acts of Mercy - Rattlestick; She Stoops to Conquer - Irish Rep; "The Americans"); Derek Smith (Bway: The Green Bird -Tony nomination, Timon of Athens, The Lion King; Off-Broadway: Sylvia, The Green Bird - Obie Award, King John - Derwent Award; 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Witch of Edmonton - Callaway Award), and T. Ryder Smith (Broadway: Oslo, War Horse, Equus; Off Bway:Summer and Smoke - CSC/Transport Group; She Stoops to Comedy - Playwrights Horizons) star.
The White Devil has set design by Kate Noll, costume design by Beth Goldenberg, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Chad Raines, and video design by Yana Birÿkova.
Louisa Proske is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award and was chosen as the Musical America New Artist of the Month for May 2018. She is co-artistic director of Heartbeat Opera, a company that grows vivid theatrical worlds through revelatory adaptations, radical rearrangements, and ingenious design. Theatre productions include peerless (nominated for a Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction), Gaslight, This, Engagements (all Barrington Stage Company), One Day When We Were Young(Assembly, Edinburgh), Pinkalicious the Musical (Hangar Theatre), The Winstons(Juilliard School of Drama), 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (The Tank), Cymbeline and As You Like It at Yale School of Drama.
The productions are made possible through special arrangement with THE Lucille Lortel THEATRE FOUNDATION, created in 1998. Lucille Lortel granted the historic theatre bearing her name to the Foundation to continue her legacy of promoting excellent work long into the future without the economic burdens normally associated with theatre space. The Foundation therefore makes the Lortel Theatre available to not-for-profit organizations at a subsidized cost. The Lucille Lortel Theatre has hosted dozens of theatre companies and is also made available to community groups for meetings and other events. For the calendar of all upcoming activities, a history of the theatre, and more, please visit www.lortel.org.
Subscriptions, offering a ticket to both The White Devil and Mac Beth, are available for only $128-$160. Single tickets to both productions are available now for $75-$115.
For tickets and more information about any of Red Bull Theater's productions and programs, visit Redbulltheater.com.