I have touted Red Bull Theater’s skills at readings via Zoom in a number of previous posts and now they are going to grace us with a new one! This time it is John Marston’s The Wonder of Women. AND they are offering an on demand streaming version of their recent live performance: The Alchemist. Both offerings are pay want to can!
Here are the details and I urge you to sign up for both of them!!
Sensational melodrama, overt eroticism, and splashes of wry wit color John Marston’s grimly dark Jacobean tragedy–inspired by events from Roman history. A dauntless princess is tested in a crucible of moral absolutes, ruthless ambition, and utter depravity. After her wedding night is interrupted by the onset of war, Sophonisba emerges from a series of conspiracies with heroic virtue as the “just shame of men” and multi-faceted “wonder of women.”
Directed by Nathan Winkelstein
Featuring Ro Boddie, Jason C. Brown, Robert Cuccioli, Cara Ricketts, Derek Smith, and Sarin Monae West
Additional details here…includes a bio of the author as well. Although this is pay what you can, you do have to make a reservation regardless. There will be a live reading and then the recorded reading will be available on line for a limited time:
This event will premiere LIVE on Monday, January 31, 2022.
A recording of that livestream will be available until 7:00 PM EST on Friday, February 3, 2022
London. 1610. It’s plague time again. When a wealthy gentleman flees to the country, his trusted servant opens his house to a pair of con artists and sets up a den of criminal capitalism. Claiming alchemical powers, the quick-witted trio fleece an onslaught of greedy sheep with their virtuosic ability to improvise amidst increasingly frantic comings and goings. It’s comic gold with dupes, double-dupes, duels, disguises, and a lucky flea named “Lewis”.
This new version of Jonson’s rowdy comedy classic is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Jesse Berger – ran Off-Broadway for strictly limited engagement from November 7-December 15, 2021.
Streaming On-Demand Available from February 1 – February 14 Only.
Pricing subject to change.
I am grateful that Red Bull Theater is streaming The Alchemist since I didn’t have the opportunity to travel to New York to see the live performances. So you can bet that I have my reservations placed for this unique streaming event!
I hope you have the opportunity to experience this fine theater group and you enjoy these streamed events. Wonderful entertainment for a cold winter evening.!