Robert Cuccioli, Daniel Oreskes, and More to Star in John Webster's The White Devil
Louisa Proske will direct this Red Bull Theater production of John Webster's play.
Red Bull Theater has announced the cast for its new production of John Webster's The White Devil, directed by Louisa Proske, running March 19-April 14 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with opening night set for March 31.
Amara James Aja (Twelfth Night at the Old Globe); Jenny Bacon (Heartless), Lisa Birnbaum (F#%king Up Everything), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Edward O'Blenis (Coriolanus), Daniel Oreskes (Oslo), Cherie Corinne Rice (The Lark), Socorro Santiago (The Bacchae), Tommy Schrider (War Horse), Derek Smith (The Green Bird), and T. Ryder Smith (Equus) will star in the production.
The creative team will include Kate Noll (set design), Beth Goldenberg (costume design), JiYoun Chang (lighting design), Chad Raines (sound design), and Yana Birÿkova (video design).
"Webster is a playwright for our time," Proske said in a statement. "Writing about a society on its slide towards civil war, he described the corrosion of institutions by greed and hypocrisy and the lack of any future for young people with an urgency that makes the roller-coaster plot of The White Devil seem as if snatched from current headlines. Its deeper concerns — corruption, rampant voyeurism, and systemic misogyny — speak directly to our present experience, though in the poetic, visceral, juicy language of 1612 rather than the truncated twitter lingo of 2019."