The Red Bull Theater production of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, directed by Michael Sexton, officially opens October 30 Off-Broadway. Performances began October 18 at the Barrow Street Theatre, with Canadian actor Dion Johnstone making his New York stage debut in the title role.
The cast also includes Lisa Harrow (Wit, The Omen), Patrick Page (Cymbeline, Spring Awakening), and Stephen Spinella (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Angels in America), alongside Matthew Amendt ('Tis Pity She's a Whore), Zachary Fine (Two Gents), Rebecca S'Manga Frank, Merritt Janson (Tamburlaine), Aaron Krohn (Cabaret), Edward O'Blenis, Christina Pumariega (Volpone), and Olivia Reis.
“The streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust,“ read production notes for Coriolanus. “It’s election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E. As unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country’s finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man’s emotional blindness. This visceral new production will spark an electric dramatic dialogue between actors and audiences.“
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See Dion Johnstone as Coriolanus Off-Broadway
The design team includes Brett J. Banakis (scenic and lighting), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costumes), and Brandon Wolcott (sound).
(Updated October 30, 2016)