Corin Redgrave, last seen on Broadway as the sadistic warden in Not About Nightingales returns to New York as Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold in The General from America. The Richard Nelson drama, in a co-production with Houston's Alley Theatre, kicks off Theatre for a New Audience's 2002-2003 season Nov. 16-Dec. 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Nelson will also direct. General examines the decision Arnold made to leave the Continental Army of which he was the most esteemed leader and defect to the British side, asking if it's really possible to betray a country already betraying itself. Nelson won a Tony Award for the book to the musical James Joyce's The Dead.
Shakepeare's classic politcal tragedy Julius Caesar plays Jan. 14-Feb. 23, 2003. Karin Coonrod (TFANA's King John) will direct.
Director Bartlett Sher and actor Byron Jennings, paired so successfully by TFANA on Waste, will work together again on Moliere's Don Juan. Obie winner Jennings (The Underpants, Carousel) will star as the infamously amoral title character. Don Juan plays March 18-April 20, 2003.
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