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New York: Red Bull Theatre LIVE features Dion Johnstone as Coriolanus tonight
Monday, May 18, 2020
TONIGHT at 7:30 PM EDT, Red Bull Theater LIVE, our series of informal FREE readings continues with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS that Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway in 2016, directed by Michael Sexton. The event will feature Broadway luminary and Tony Award-nominee Patrick Page, Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Lisa Harrow (Wit, The Omen), two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinellaand Dion Johnstone (King Lear on Broadway, Stratford Festival’s Othello, Titus, Macbeth) in the title role.
In CORIOLANUS the streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust. It’s election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E., and as unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country’s finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one principled man’s emotional blindness. READ MORE HERE.
The complete cast of this informal, reunion reading includes Matthew Amendt | Zachary Fine | Rebecca S'Manga Frank | Lisa Harrow | Merritt Janson | Dion Johnstone | Aaron Krohn | Edward O'Blenis | Patrick Page | Olivia Reis | Lily Santiago | Stephen Spinella. Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing.
Check out our RemarkaBull Podversations. These informal, online conversations will investigate approaches to essential passages from the Shakespearean and Jacobean canon―and beyond.
Award-winning actors DION JOHNSTONE and LISA HARROW joined f or two conversations focused on the banishment of Coriolanus from Rome by the "common cry of cuts" and his mother Volumnia's trenchant defense of the city when he returns, for ‘there’s no man more bound to his mother." The pair tackled these roles in Red Bull Theater’s critically acclaimed 2016 production of Coriolanus, directed by Michael Sexton. GET DETAILS.
Photo: Dion Johnstone as Coriolanus and Lisa Harrow as Volumnia. © 2016 Carol Rosegg.