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By Thomas Middleton, Cyril Tourneur, or Anonymous 
Freely Adapted by Jesse Berger

The Revenger’s Tragedy, a Jacobean thriller written a few years after Hamlet, is a searing examination of the need for justice and the desire for vengeance. Vindice, the “Revenger,” sets off a chain reaction of havoc in a corrupt and decadent Venice which exposes outrageous indulgences and government hypocrisy and ends in a coup de théater massacre of epic proportions. Part black comedy, part social satire, the play is a gleefully macabre plot-twisting blender full of Shakespeare’s greatest hits.

THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY ran Off Broadway at the Culture Project's 45 Below Theater for a seven week extended run, from November 25, 2005 to January 22, 2006. Red Bull Theater artistic director Jesse Berger's adaptation of The Revenger's Tragedy is published by Dramatists Play Service. Purchase your own copy at the Drama Book Shop or online at Dramatists Play Service.


Vindice | Matthew Rauch

Hippolito | Haynes Thigpen

Castiza | Naomi Peters

Gratiana | Petronia Paley

Duke of Venice | Christopher Oden

Duchess of Venice | Claire Lautier

Lussurioso | Marc Vietor / Michael Urie

Spurio | Jason C. Brown

Ambitioso | Daniel Talbott

Supervacuo | Ryan Farley

Flaminio/Spurio’s Servant | Russ Salmon

Antonio | Paul Niebanck

Lucretia | Saudia Davis

Pietro | Ty Jones

Nencio | Daryl Lathon

Sordido | Aaron Clayton

Antonio’s Lord | Yaegel Welch

First Officer | Denis Butkus

Second Officer | William Peden


Director | Jesse Berger

Set Designer | Evan O’Brient

Costume Designer | Clint Ramos

Lighting Designer | Peter West

Original Music | Daniel Levy

Choreographer | Tracy Bersley

Fight Director | J. David Brimmer

Properties Designer | Mary Vorrasi

Mask Designer | Emily deCola

Wig, Makeup, and Hair Designer | Erin Kennedy Lunsford

Production Stage Manager/Assistant Director | Renee Blinkwolt

Poster Design | Plazm

Production Photography | Samantha Moranville


       -New York Times


“A Bloody Marvel!

       -Top 10 of 2005


“Jaw-dropping and eye-filling…Heart-pounding…Unforgettable!”



“Heated, Passionate, Red-Blooded! Unflagging Energy and Imagination, Gleeful!”

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