2007-2008

EDWARD THE SECOND

By Christopher Marlowe
Adapted by Garland Wright
Directed by Jesse Berger

In this intensely provocative play about the dangerous intersection of sex and politics, King Edward the Second asserts his right to the private life he desires, only to have his love, his life, and his kingdom destroyed. Do those in power have the right to a personal life? Should private needs be sacrificed for “the greater good?” Love at any cost? The greatest tragedy by Shakespeare’s greatest peer comes to a stunning new life in the World Premiere of Garland Wright’s adaptation of this classic tragedy in the first Off-Broadway revival of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward the Second in over 30 years.

EDWARD THE SECOND ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons's Peter Jay Sharp Theater from December 9, 2007 - January 27, 2008.

CAST

Edward II | Marc Vietor

Isabella | Claire Lautier

Prince Edward | Raum-Aron

Kent | Lucas Hall

Gaveston | Kenajuan Bentley

Spencer | Randy Harrison

Mortimer | Matthew Rauch

Lancaster | Davis Hall

Warwick | Joseph Costa

Bishop of Coventry/Monk | Arthur Bartow

Archbishop of Canterbury | Raphael Nash Thompson

Herald/Lightborn | Rob Breckenridge

Gurney/Ensemble | Wesley Broulik

Ensemble | William DeMerritt, Garth Wells McCardle, Derrick LeMont Sanders, Patrick Vaill

CREATIVE

Director | Jesse Berger

Set Designer | John Arnone

Costume Designer |  Clint Ramos

Lighting Designer | Peter West

Composer/Sound Designer | Scott Killian

Sound Designer | Chris Peifer

Production Stage Manager | Kat West

Fight Director | Rick Sordelet

Movement Consultant | Tracy Bersley

Vocal Coach | Shane Ann Younts

Wig/Make-up Designer | Erin Kennedy Lunsford

Properties Master | Sean McArdle

Aerial Effects | Paul Rubin

Casting | Stuart Howard Casting

"Sleek… erotic… fearless… supremely modern. A 400-year-old play fired with the excitement of today."

       -The New York Times

"A splendid new revival. Lurid and literate. The ratio of classy to trashy is perfect.”

       -Time Out New York

"A spirited and intensely dramatic world premiere, filled with breath-catching violence, Red Bull Theater’s production of Edward the Second is as juicy as any you're likely to see or have seen."

       -Curtain Up

“Violence, sex and power are vividly evoked… Terrifying!”

       -Variety

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