Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings Will Feature Jeremy Shamos, Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe

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A rare revival 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, the scandalous play about incest, will be featured in Red Bull Theater's 2014-15 season, as well as a new season of the Revelation Readings series.

Lily Rabe
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The season will kick off Oct. 20 with a benefit reading of William Shakespeare's The Tempest at Playwrights Horizons. Directed by Jesse Berger with music by Greg Pliska, the reading will feature Jay O. Sanders, Stephen Spinella, Michael Urie, De'Adre Aziza, Gerry Bamman, Angel Desai, Ismenia Mendes, Sean Patrick Doyle, Matthew Rauch, Raphael Nash Thompson and Marc Vietor, among others.

"Revenge can cause quite a commotion," press notes state. "Full of power and poetry, Shakespeare's final play is a magical tale of shipwrecks and storms, of justice and mercy, life and art. This funny and hauntingly beautiful work brings Red Bull Theater back to its founding roots with Shakespearean romance at its pinnacle."

John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore will begin its first major Off-Broadway production in 20 years April 12, 2015, at The Duke on 42nd Street prior to an official opening April 26.

Here's how the production is billed: "What if Romeo and Juliet were brother and sister? Find out in this daring and provocative thriller. Red Bull Theater returns to its roots with the bloodiest and sexiest of all Jacobean tragedies. This heart-pounding tale of love, lust and hypocrisy is a deliciously perverse romantic tragedy. Siblings Annabella and Giovanni fall into an incestuous affair with a brutal velocity that sets Renaissance Parma aflame with its passionate force. Defiant in their desires to the bloody end, these lovers take 'star-crossed' into a whole new galaxy. This crown jewel of Jacobean drama has scandalized and enthralled audiences for four centuries with its singular journey through the fires of desire."

"I couldn't be more excited to announce our 2014-15 season! It's a joy to be celebrating the heart of our mission with Shakespeare's The Tempest and Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, alongside a plethora of related Revelation Readings and Master Classes throughout the year," artistic director Jesse Berger said in a statement. "It's going to be a particular thrill to present 'Tis Pity, the sexiest Jacobean drama ever, at the Duke on 42nd Street – bringing this fantastic play to the heart of the theater district as we launch our second decade of sharing great classic stories." The Revelation Readings series follows:

De Montfort
By Joanna Baillie
Nov. 3
Directed by Sari Ketter
With Robert Cuccioli
Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street

Premiere
The Wild Duck
By Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn
Nov. 17
Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
With Rebecca Brooksher, Jeremy Shamos and Harris Yulin
Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street

The Maid's Tragedy
By Beaumont & Fletcher
Dec. 1
With Tom Hewitt, Jennifer Ikeda and Jeanine Serralles
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

A Chaste Maid In Cheapside 
By Thomas Middleton 
Dec. 29
With Sam Tsoutsouvas and Charlayne Woodard
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

Camille
By Charles Ludlam
Jan. 12, 2015
Directed by Everett Quinton
With Charles Busch and Arnie Burton
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

Life Is A Dream
By Calderón
Feb. 2
Directed by Matthew Rauch
With Steven Boyer and Nick Westrate
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

Euripides' Hippolytos
By Anne Carson
Feb. 16
Directed by Ted Pappas
With Olympia Dukakis
TBA

The Dutch Courtesan
By John Marsto
March 2
Directed by Michael Sexton
With Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

Perkin Warbeck
By John Ford
March 9
Directed by Carl Forsman
With Brian D'Arcy James
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

Love's Sacrifice
By John Ford
May 4
Directed by Craig Baldwin
With Tina Benko and Christopher Innvar
Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street

The School for Scandal
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
June 29
With Charles Busch and Everett Quinton
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

Call (212) 352-3101 or visit redbulltheater.com for more information.

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