Red Bull Theater Kicks Off New Season with Revival of The Changeling

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Red Bull Theater company has announced the line-up for their 12th "season of scandal" Off-Broadway, set to kick off with a revival of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s classic play, The Changeling. Also featured in the slate is Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal and a continuation of their Revelation Readings, featuring a number of Broadway actors.

The Changeling, directed by Red Bull artistic direct Jesse Berger, will run Dec. 26, 2015 - Jan. 24, 2016, at the Lucille Lortel Theater in downtown Manhattan. An official opening night is set for Jan. 10. The 1622 jacobean tragedy was last seen on Broadway in 1964 and tells the story of a woman who enlists the help of her servant to kill her husband in the hopes of being with her lover.

Red Bull's second full production will be Sheridan's 1777 comedy, School for Scandal, helmed by Marc Vietor. Performances will begin April 8, with an official opening night set for April 24 at the Lortel. In this popular show, revived on Broadway several times in the last century, the gossip, backstabbing and romantic scheming of London society are ruthlessly satirized.

The season will also feature a number of readings as part of the Revelation series, kicking off Nov. 16. They will include John Marston's The Malcontent, Cyril Tourneur's The Atheist’s Tragedy, Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour, Thomas Middleton's A Trick To Catch The Old One, Philip Massinger's The Roman Actor, Shakespeare's Coriolanus, Frances Burney's The Woman Hater, Shakespeare's Hamlet and William Congreve's The Way of the World.

The readings series is set to include actors Steven Boyer (Hand to God); Arnie Burton (Irma Vep); Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher); Chukwudi Iwuji (Henry VI); Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo); Patrick Page (The Duchess of Malfi); Matthew Rauch (The Revenger’s Tragedy); Jay O. Sanders ("Person of Interest"); Sam Tsoutsouvas (The Witch of Edmonton); and Nick Westrate (Casa Valentina); among others.

The company will also celebrate with a gala benefit next month with a reading of George Etherege's The Man of Mode. The Oct. 26 event will feature Marsha Mason, Michael Urie, Matthew Amendt, Suzanne Bertish, Kathryn Meisle, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Reg Rogers, Liv Rooth, Mary Testa and more. For more information on the season visit RedBullTheatre.

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