Revelation Readings at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 2015-2016
Revelation Readings take place Monday evenings at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., 212-352-3101. Tickets for Revelation Readings are $42, with premium seats $64. Become a Red Bull Theater Member and get them for as little as $25! (For updated cast information visit www.redbulltheater.com. All artists subject to change.)
- Monday December 7: Cyril Tourneur’s The Atheist’s Tragedy, directed by Ben Prusiner, Featuring Matthew Amendt, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and more; will God punish him? This spine-tingling tale of murder, revenge and deceit by “one of the most shadowy figures of Jacobean drama” follows a ruthless atheist in his uncompromising pursuit of wealth and power.
- Monday December 28: Ben Jonson’s Every Man in His Humour, directed by Christopher Bayes, featuring Carson Elrod, Jay O. Sanders, and more; 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!
- Monday January 18: Thomas Middleton’s A Trick To Catch The Old One, directed by Craig Baldwin, featuring Steven Boyer (Hand to God); how far would you go to get out of debt? This twisted comedy follows the appropriately named Witgood in his uproarious quest to lie, cheat and hustle his way back into the black.
- Monday February 15: Philip Massinger’s The Roman Actor, featuring Patrick Page (Spring Awakening); how far should a role be taken? This entertaining tragedy puts an actor at the center of a dramatic and dangerous love triangle in a noble condemnation of tyranny and defense of the theater.
- Monday March 7: William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, directed by Michael Sexton, featuring Chukwudi Iwuji (Olivier Award-winning Henry VI Trilogy at the Royal Shakespeare Company, TFANA’s Tamburlaine, NYSF’s King Lear); a co-presentation with The Shakespeare Society; what was Shakespeare’s take on politics? Between the competing claims of democracy and aristocracy, amidst the din of ravished citizens and rageful soldiers, blooms a personal tragedy of one man’s emotional blindness.
- Monday April 18: Frances Burney’s The Woman Hater, directed by Everett Quinton, featuring Nick Westrate (“Ricki and the Flash,” Casa Valentina) and Arnie Burton (39 Steps); a co-presentation with NYU Department of English; the missing link between Sheridan and Wilde, Fanny Burney’s rarely seen proto-feminist satire is a hilarious story of broken engagements, excessive romanticism – and one massively misguided misogynist.
- Monday May 2: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Directed by Tom Ridgely, featuring Arian Moayed (Tony Award nomination, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo); a co-presentation with Waterwell; this provocative dual-language adaptation of Hamlet, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Arian Moayed, is set in Arabia circa 1916, on the eve of the first World War and the arrival of the British.
- Monday June 27: William Congreve’s The Way of the World; do money and marriage mix? The pinnacle of riotous Restoration Comedies, Congreve’s play is an unexpectedly moving tale of the trials and tribulations of true love and true riches.