Troubled Emperor Rudolf II Will Reign Again in NYC World Premiere, Starting March 5

News   Troubled Emperor Rudolf II Will Reign Again in NYC World Premiere, Starting March 5
 
Untitled Theater Company #61 will present the world premiere of Rudolf II by Edward Einhorn March 5-28 at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.
Rudolf II's Eric Oleson and Jack Schaub
Rudolf II's Eric Oleson and Jack Schaub

Described in the company's press notes as "an intimate drama of delusion, science and sexual experimentation," the play is set in 1600 Prague, in the bedroom of its emperor, Rudolf II. His interests in alchemy, astronomy and open sexuality have done much for his country, but he is nearly undone by a weak army, an obsession with his valet (a Jewish convert) and his own unstable mental health. The Bohemian National Hall is the original home of the Manhattan Theatre Club. This production will re-introduce the building to audiences after more than 15 years of restoration by the Czech government.

Rudolf II will be directed by Henry Akona and will feature costumes by Carla Gant.

The cast will feature Adriana Disman, Joe Gately, Eric Oleson, Shelley Ray, Timothy McCown Reynolds, Yvonne Roen and Jack Schaub.

Einhorn is the artistic director of Untitled Theater Company #61. His previous plays include The Velvet Oratorio, Fairy Tales of the Absurd, and a calypso musical based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel "Cat's Cradle," as well as several children's books. He is currently the executive director of the Association for Jewish Theatre.

The Bohemian National Hall is located at 321 East 73rd St. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit untitledtheater.com.

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