Red Bull artistic director Jesse Berger helmed the production that opened Off-Broadway Feb. 27 and was originally scheduled to run through March 14. An additional two weeks of performances have been added. The cast features Heidi Armbruster, Christina Rouner (Coram Boy), Patrick Page (A Man For All Seasons, The Grinch), Gareth Saxe (The Homecoming), Jason C. Brown, Clark Carmichael (Jumpers), Keith Hamilton Cobb, Matthew Greer (Cabaret), Carol Halstead (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man), Eric Hoffmann, Matthew Rauch (Prelude to a Kiss) and Haynes Thigpen.
"A great romance turns to horror as the Duchess of Malfi seeks true love in a world of forbidden passions," according to press notes. "A play for our time as much as its own, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi examines sexual repression, honor, class, and the true value of the human spirit, in this explosive drama of Italian intrigue."
Duchess has set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jared B. Leese, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Nathan Leigh, puppetry and masks by Emily DeCola, hair and make-up design by Erin Kennedy Lunsford, choreography by Tracy Bersley, stage violence by J. David Brimmer and original music by Scott Killian.
Tickets, priced $60-$80, are available by visiting RedBullTheater or by calling (212) 352-3101.
The Theater at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street in Manhattan.