CLOSED APRIL 14, 2019
LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE
121 CHRISTOPHER STREET
BY JOHN WEBSTER
DIRECTED BY LOUISA PROSKE
Vittoria is no angel...but is she guilty of murder? Her social-climbing brother ruthlessly exploits her carnal affair with a power-drunk Duke. The arrival of the Duke's wife, her brother, and the soon-to-be-Pope triggers a cycle of deceit and retribution that shatters family bonds and threatens the social order.
With his sumptuous language, John Webster spins an epic tale of intrigue, desire, and revenge that culminates in a fabulously bloody conclusion. Wickedness and beauty intersect in a hellish world, where endless deception weaves a terrifyingly entertaining tale of fake news, systemic misogyny, rigged trials, and hypocritical holy men.
Writing about a society sliding toward civil war, John Webster is a playwright for our era. Director Louisa Proske interprets his 17th-century play as a contemporary, dystopian dive into a dizzying maze of sex, wealth, and power.
Featuring Amara James Aja, Jenny Bacon, Lisa Birnbaum, Robert Cuccioli, Edward O’Blenis, Daniel Oreskes, Cherie Corinne Rice, Socorro Santiago, Tommy Schrider, Derek Smith, and T. Ryder Smith
Scenery by Kate Noll | Costumes by Beth Goldenberg | Lighting by JiYoun Chang | Sound & Music by Chad Raines | Video by Yana Birÿkova
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission