As a theater company, the essence of our work is to gather people together to share stories and acts of imagination. So what’s a theater company to do when everyone must stay home? We’ve gone digital.
ABOUT THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY
Corrupt government, hypocrisy, abuse of power, adultery, murder, the death penalty, acts of vengeance, violence and vigilantism–Jacobean tragedy, or the headlines of The New York Times? This mesmerizing thriller, written a few years after Hamlet, is a searing examination of humankind’s social need for justice and our animal desire for vengeance. Vindice, the “Revenger,” sets off a chain reaction of havoc in a corrupt and decadent Venice that exposes outrageous indulgences and government hypocrisy, and ends in a massacre of epic proportions. Part black comedy, part social satire, the play is a gleefully macabre plot-twisting blender full of Shakespeare’s greatest hits.
We want to engage you and our entire community with something stimulating and of genuine value–a rather unique way to experience THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY. We’re thrilled to reunite some of the company of artists that brought this play to life with our 2005 Off-Broadway production for this livestream benefit occasion.
This benefit reading will feature Cecil Baldwin | Jason C. Brown | Denis Butkus | Geraint Wyn Davies | Saudia Davis | Ryan Farley | Ryan Garbayo | Claire Lautier | Anthony Michael Martinez | Paul Niebanck | Howard Overshown | Petronia Paley | Naomi Peters | Matthew Rauch | Russell Salmon | Chauncy Thomas | Marc Vietor | Yaegel Welch and more to be announced. Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing. Directed by Jesse Berger, the event will include original music composed by Daniel Levy, visual and costume design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos & Rodrigo Muñoz, fight direction by J. David Brimmer, and choreography by Tracy Bersley.
This event will premiere LIVE at 7:30 PM EDT on Monday, September 14. A recording of the livestream will be available until 7:00 PM EDT on Friday, September 18 – then it disappears.