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New York: On June 1 the Red Bull Theatre livestreams a reading of the Jacobean masterpiece “The Revenger’s Tragedy”
Sunday, May 31, 2020
TOMORROW at 7:30 PM EDT, Red Bull Theater LIVE, a series of informal FREE readings continues with the Jacobean masterpiece THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY that Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway in 2005, adapted and directed by JESSE BERGER.
THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY was Red Bull Theater's second Off-Broadway production, The New York Times deemed it "Dynamite" and Backstage called it “Jaw-dropping and eye-filling…Heart-pounding…Unforgettable!” We're thrilled to reunite members of the original company for this unique occasion.
This mesmerizing Jacobean thriller, written a few years after Hamlet, is a searing examination of humankind’s social need for justice and our animal desire for vengeance. Vindice, the "Revenger," sets off a chain reaction of havoc in a corrupt and decadent Venice, which exposes outrageous indulgences and government hypocrisy, and ends in a coup de théâter massacre of epic proportions. Part black comedy, part social satire, the play is a gleefully macabre plot-twisting blender full of Shakespeare's greatest hits. READ MORE HERE.
The cast of this informal, reunion reading includes Cecil Baldwin | Denis Butkus | Jason C. Brown | Aaron Clayton | Saudia Davis | Ryan Farley | Daryl Lathon | Claire Lautier | Matthew Maher | Paul Niebanck | Christopher Oden | Howard Overshown | Petronia Paley | Naomi Peters | Matthew Rauch | Russell Salmon | Marc Vietor | Yaegel Welch. Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing.
This FREE event can be streamed live, TOMORROW at 7:30 pm EDT at www.redbulltheater.com, on Vimeo, or at www.facebook.com. You can ALSO stream this benefit performance live to your Smart TV, Apple TV, ROKU, or Fire. live through YouTube.
Photo: Cast of The Revenger’s Tragedy. © 2005 Red Bull Theatre.