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New York: Red Bull Theatre LIVE streams a reading of “The Witch of Edmondton” tonight at 7:30pm
Monday, May 4, 2020
TONIGHT at 7:30 PM EDT, Red Bull Theater LIVE, our series of informal FREE readings designed to continue to serve Red Bull Theater’s mission to revitalize the classics for today’s audience during the coronavirus pandemic, continues with THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (1621) by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford that Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway in 2011.
In Jesse Berger's adaptation of the original Jacobean play, this classic rips open the dark underbelly of a small town with humor and pathos. As the lives of its inhabitants–a witch, a fool, a young man, his two wives, an angry mob, and one very devilish dog–intersect in spellbinding ways, the power of a community for both good and evil is revealed. READ MORE HERE.
This unrehearsed reunion reading will feature Craig Baldwin | Justin Blanchard | Carson Elrod | Christopher Innvar | Carman Lacivita | David Manis | Christopher McCann | Amanda Quaid | Everett Quinton | Antoinette Robinson | Miriam Silverman | Derek Smith | Raphael Nash Thompson | Sam Tsoutsouvas | Charlayne Woodard. Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing.
The reading will feature music by Daniel Levy performed by David Wallace, composed for the original production directed by Jesse Berger.
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The Red Bull Theater LIVE series is slated to continue with the following: CORIOLANUS on May 18th, which Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway in 2016 followed by THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (a hit of Red Bull’s 2005-’06 season) on June 1st, and Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Gogol’s THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, the most acclaimed comedy of the 2016-’17 season, on June 15th. Details to be announced.
NEXT MONDAY, MAY 11 at 7:30 PM EDT, award-winning actors DION JOHNSTONEand LISA HARROW will join host NATHAN WINKELSTEIN, Red Bull’s Associate Producer, for two conversations focused on the banishment of Coriolanus from Rome by the ‘common cry of curs’ 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. They’ll both read passages from the play and discuss their approaches to the text and character. They’ll take your questions, too. GET DETAILS.