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2016-17 Revelation Readings


October 10, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by Molière

Translated by Richard Wilbur

Directed by Marc Vietor

Featuring Bill Camp, Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Julie Halston, Dana Ivey, Naomi Lorrain, Ben Mehl, Reg Rogers, Derek Smith, and Michael Urie

Hypocrisy reigns as theatre’s most famous faux-religious snake, Tartuffe, worms his way into a family’s home, heart and bank account in this masterpiece of a cautionary comedy.

November 14, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by Francis Beaumont

Directed by Everett Quinton

Featuring Matt Baxter Luceno, Arnie Burton, Sofiya Cheyenne, Christian DeMarais, Ryan Garbayo, Phil Gillen, Chris Johnson, Christina Pumariega, Socorro Santiago, Thom Sesma, Jenne Vath, Charlayne Woodard, Daniel Yaiullo

This master-spoof of chivalry in Elizabethan romantic drama is a gleeful romp from marriage comedy to meta-theatrical satire and Monty Pythonesque madcap farce.

December 5, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by John Webster

Directed by Louisa Proske

Featuring Justin Blanchard, Kathleen Chalfant, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Allen Gilmore, Sheria Irving, Merritt Janson, Andrew Long, Mark Nelson, Edward O'Blenis, Jeffrey Omura, Matthew Rauch, Jeanine Serralles, Rocco Sisto, and more

Morality is torn to shreds as a passionate affair between the beautiful Vittoria and her lover, the Duke, unleashes a murderous revenge plot in this Jacobean potboiler.

January  23, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by William Shakespeare... we think.

Directed by Ben Prusiner

Featuring Opal Alladin, Sheila Bandyopadhyay,  Alexander Carney, Dan de Jesus, Carson Elrod, Adam Green, Andrus Nichols, Sarah Rice, Rebecca S'manga Frank, David Ryan Smith, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and Andrew Weems

This anonymously penned Elizabethan city comedy starts with a dark magician’s pact with the devil, setting in motion a wild tale of uproarious disguise and deception.

Febuary 27, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by Theresa Redbeck

Directed by Theresa Rebeck

Featuring Amir Arison, Mark Linn-Baker, Josiah Bania,  Kristine Nielsen, Hettienne Park, Katie Paxton, Olivia Reis, David Turner, and Zoe Winters

Freely adapted from William Congreve’s masterpiece, this contemporary retelling shifts the story to the demi-monde of the hyper-rich Hamptons. Can love emerge in a world where love means nothing?

March 20, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by David Ive

Directed by Craig Baldwin

Original direction by Michael Kahn

Featuring Christian Conn, Cary Donaldson, Carson Elrod, Peter Kybart, Adam LeFevre, Amelia Pedlow, and Dina Thomas

Adapted from Alexis Piron’s La Métromanie, the fight for true love involves mistaken identity, misplaced ardor, and manic would-be poets in David Ives’s warm and witty ‘transladaptation’ of this rediscovered French farce.

April 20, 2017 at the Sheen Center


by Lord Byron

In partnership with NYU

Directed by Michael Barakiva

Featuring Jacqueline Antaramian, Michelle Beck, Paul Bernardo, Gisela Chípe, Autumn Dornfeld, ​Jason Butler Harner, Abby Royle, Michael Rudko, CJ Wilson, Mia Vallet, ​Jennifer Van Dyck, and more

Rarely-performed and stunningly poetic, Byron’s fantasia on guilt and redemption is an extravagant Romantic ghost story about the mysterious death of a long lost love.

May 1, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


by Nikolai Erdman

In a new version by Declan Donnellan

Directed by Ethan McSweeny

Featuring Jenny Bacon, Steven Boyer, Blair Brown, Christian Conn, Susannah Flood,  Carol Halstead, Chasten Harmon, Jeffrey Omura, Dave Quay, Derek Smith, Chris Thorn, Andrew Weems, Spiff Wiegand, Kim Wong

This Gogolian farce, set in Moscow during the early days of Stalin, is a hilarious and spirited attack on the sinister loss of identity in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.


June 18 & 19, 2017 at The Duke


by Maltby & Shire

Adapted from the play by William Wycherley​

Adaptation and Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
Music by David Shire​

Directed by Richard Maltby Jr.

The Restoration’s most deliciously bawdy comedy - about the sexcapades of a wickedly witty London rake - is given a lively New Orleans setting and delightful musical treatment by this Tony Award-nominated creative team.


July 24, 2017  at the Lucille Lortel Theatre


Featuring brand new plays by Arthur Kopit and Dael Orlandersmith

along with Charlotte Ahlin, Uriah Celaya, Justin Halle, Rachel Leopold, Jason Gray Platt, Christian Simonsen​​

Directed by Craig Baldwin & Evan Yionoulis​

Featuring Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe,

Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, 

Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, Linda Powell

The next installment of our renowned new play festival brings you 8 new works by the most exciting playwrights from across the country, writing classically-inspired plays in response to this year’s theme: “Delusions of Grandeur.”

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