Monday September 15, 7pm, 2008
A BENEFIT READING OF Restoration Comedy by Amy Freed (The Beard of Avon)
New York Premiere, directed by Jesse Berger
Featuring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Revenger's Tragedy)
A hilarious fusion of Vanbrugh's classic sex-farce The Relapse and its wild prequel Cibber's Love's Last Shift, this new comedy is not to be missed. VIP reception with the artists beforehand. Cocktail party with live music follows the reading.
Admission: $100 Reading & Party, $250 VIP Reception + Reading & Party.
Monday September 29, 7pm, 2008
The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson
This Jacobean gem is satirically savvy, with a surprisingly sexy twist. Directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Starring F Murray Abraham (Amadeus, Merchant of Venice)
Monday October 6, 7pm, 2008
A Horse's Ass by David Greenspan, loosely adapted by Pietro Aretino's Renaissance comedy, Il Marescalco 1526.
Mantua. A homosexual man will be forced at knifepoint to marry a woman. He's tearing his hair out. Directed by Leigh Silverman (Well)
Monday October 27, 7pm, 2008
The Cenci by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tyranny, incest, and assassination - a 16th century tragedy comes to vivid life in the hands of one of the great Romantic poets. Directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Featuring Lisa Harrow (Wit) and Roger Rees (Indiscretions)
Monday November 17, 7pm, 2008
The Malcontent by John Marston
A truculent tragicomedy, this scathing attack on government corruption is timely, terrifying, and disconcertingly amusing. Featuring Matthew Rauch (Revenger's Tragedy).
Monday December 8, 7pm, 2008
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
Faustus sells his soul to the Devil for knowledge - the classic tale, as only Marlowe could have told it! Directed by Mark Lamos (Cymbeline).
Monday January 12, 7pm, 2009
Electricidad: A Chicano Take on the Tragedy of Electra by Luis Alfaro
Sophocles' great classic re-imagined, set in a contemporary Los Angeles barrio. Directed by Lisa Peterson
Monday February 23, 7pm, 2009
The Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer
A modern epic about the conquest of Peru by Spain and the destruction of the Inca Empire, a clash of cultures brought about by an occupying force. Directed by Joe Hardy
Monday March 2, 7pm, 2009
The Siege of Numantia by Miguel de Cervantes
A devastating play about honor, sacrifice, and the last days of Numantia by the creator of Don Quixote.