Red Bull Theater Reading Series

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Opened Oct 1, 2007
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Monday, October 1 A Benefit Reading of Desdemona, a Play about a Handkerchief by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, starring Mamie Gummer, Jessica Hecht, and Jennifer Ikeda, directed by Red Bull Theater Artistic Director Jesse Berger, with special guest Paula Vogel. Live music follows the Benefit Reading, featuring singer-songwriter Addie Brownlee. This is Othello, as seen from the perspective of the women in the play - a satirical and provocatively alternative view of Shakespeare's tragedy. Monday, October 8 The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, directed by Karin Coonrod. Lust, murder, adultery, and lunacy - it doesn't get more Jacobean than this masterpiece. Monday, October 22 Tallgrass Gothic by Melanie Marnich and directed by Leigh Silverman (Well) is a stunning, lyrical re-telling of The Changeling set in contemporary rural Minnesota, featuring Tony Award-Winner Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd) (NY Premiere) Monday, October 29 The Just by Albert Camus, adapted by Anthony Clarvoe. Step inside a terrorist cell circa 1905 and peer into the hearts and minds of young people willing to kill and die for what they believe. Monday, November 12 The Rover by Aphra Behn. A trio of English rakes looking for kicks in 17th century Spain meets a trio of Spanish sisters looking for husbands at carnival in this raucous and raunchy restoration comedy by the first woman to make her living as a playwright. Monday November 26 The Lady's Not for Burning by Christopher Fry. In a world of hypocrisy, post-war superstition and witch-hunting, a man returns from war to find love and redemption in spite of his circumstances--a hilariously chaotic mix of characters wrapped up in a poetic tangle of fun. Monday January 7 Bertolt Brecht's Edward II, featuring cast members from Red Bull Theater's production of Marlowe's play, directed by Michael Sexton. Monday January 14 Don't Fuck With Love, by Kay Matschullat, inspired by Alfred de Musset's play, directed by Lear deBessonet. Monday January 21 The Cardinal by James Shirley, directed by Carl Forsman, starring Roger Rees.

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