|The Relapse with Michael Urie, Reg Rogers, Amelia Pedlow, and more|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 11:21 am EDT 09/26/22|
|In-Person & Online Reading
by JOHN VANBRUGH
Directed by MARC VIETOR
IN-PERSON | Monday, October 24, 2022
at Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space
STREAMING ON-DEMAND | October 24-30, 2022
The Relapse is a riotous Restoration Comedy subtitled Virtue in Danger. A reformed rake succumbs to temptation with a new love affair while his wife is subjected to a determined seduction attempt. Meanwhile, the fabulous Lord Foppington, portrayed by the inimitable Michael Urie, flamboyantly flirts about town before leaving to marry a country wife – but his rakish brother is determined to get there first.
Our OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings provide you with the unique opportunity to experience these rarely produced classic plays performed by the finest actors in New York...IN-PERSON, and now also ONLINE.
This one-night-only event will feature Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Ismenia Mendes, Jacob Ming-Trent, Amelia Pedlow, Reg Rogers, Chauncy Thomas, Michael Urie, Ayana Workman and more to be announced.
The event will premiere LIVE in-person at Symphony Space Monday, October 24th at 7:30 PM. It will be simulcast via livestream to online audiences. A recording of the live performance will be available for a strictly limited time thru Sunday, October 30th at 11:59 PM ET.
ABOUT THE PLAY...
"...After the Glorious Revolution of 1688, economic and political power began to shift from the aristocracy to the burgeoning middle class with increased attention devoted to values of religion, morality, and conventional depictions of gender. Likewise, the theater moved away from Restoration comedy’s sexual frankness toward the more conservative postures of sentimental comedy....Before its demise, however, we have the pleasure of meeting perhaps the greatest of all Restoration fops in the subplot of The Relapse... After his younger brother steals his intended bride (and more importantly, her substantial dowry), Foppington’s imperturbable selfishness allows him to weather all humiliations: “I think the wisest thing a man can do with an aching heart is to put on a serene countenance; for a philosophical air is the most becoming thing in the world to the face of a person of quality....” KEEP READING
–KATHLEEN DIMMICK , dramaturg
with F. MURRAY ABRAHAM
Monday, October 3, 2022
7:30 PM ET | LIVESTREAM
RemarkaBULL Podversations are informal, online conversations that investigate approaches to essential passages from the Shakespearean and Jacobean canon – and beyond. On Monday, October 3, celebrated star of stage and screen F. MURRAY ABRAHAM will join host NATHAN WINKELSTEIN, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation, focused on Shylock from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. They will take your questions through live chat.
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