Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Star in One-Night-Only Satire | Playbill

News Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe to Star in One-Night-Only Satire The Red Bull Theater Company will continue its Revelation Readings series March 2 with a staged reading of John Marston's The Dutch Courtesan, directed by Michael Sexton and starring Tony nominee Lily Rabe (The Merchant of Venice) and Hamish Linklater (Seminar).

The cast of The Dutch Courtesan will also feature Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Daniel K. Isaac, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Steven Rattazzi and Kate Skinner. The performance will take place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Hamish Linklater

According to Red Bull, Marston's plays are "the ones that Shakespeare made fun of in Hamlet's famous 'Advices to the Players.'" In The Dutch Courtesan revenge tragedy meets comedy in the the deeply satiric tale of Freevill, who is trying hard to be good by breaking off his affair with a courtesan who is harder to shake than he had hoped. "Freevil, an easy-going, pleasure-seeking man about town, discards his dutch concubine Franceschina, and, for a lark, sets Malheureux, his unhappy puritanical friend, on to her. But when passion is a scourge and love is humiliation, friends very quickly become dangerous enemies."

In addition to the upcoming Off-Broadway mainstage production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Red Bull's Eleventh Season features an ongoing series of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (Monday evenings at 7:30 PM), presenting staged readings of new and rarely performed classic plays from all eras and cultures.

More upcoming readings include:

March 9 - John Ford’s Perkin Warbeck
Directed by Carl Forsman with Brian d’Arcy James at Lucille Lortel Theatre May 4 - John Ford’s Love’s Sacrifice
Directed by Craig Baldwin with Tina Benko and Christopher Innvar at Playwrights Horizons

June 29 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal
with Charles Busch and Everett Quinton at Lucille Lortel Theatre

For more information on the Revelation Reading series or the Red Bull Theater season, visit redbulltheater.com.

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