The streets are full of protest. Economic inequality strains the social fabric. Debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust. It’s election year in Rome, 493 B.C.E., and as unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion, the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country’s finest. But beneath this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one principled man’s emotional blindness. Directed by Shakespeare Society Artistic Director Michael Sexton, this visceral new production is led by Dion Johnstone (Stratford Festival’s Othello, Titus, Macbeth) as Coriolanus in his New York Debut, Broadway luminary Patrick Page (Cymbeline, Spring Awakening) as Menenius, and Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Lisa Harrow (Wit, The Omen) as Volumnia.
Discounted member tickets are available for current members for performances October 18-23.
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About Red Bull Theater's Production
Major Evening Event
Valor, Virtue and "the common cry of curs"
A collaboration with Red Bull Theater
At the Barrow Street Theater
(27 Barrow Street)
In connection with Red Bull Theater’s new production of Coriolanus (directed by Shakespeare Society Artistic Director Michael Sexton), we will explore Shakespeare’s most trenchant political play, and its complicated view of the interaction between the people of Rome—the “many-headed multitude”—and the honorable and necessary man of blood that protects, and yet despises, them: with Yale’s Professor David Scott Kastan and members of the cast of the production.
Sunday, October 23rd at 7 pm
David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University, a general editor of the Arden Shakespeare, and the author of many publications on Shakespeare and his contemporaries. His most recent book is A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion (Oxford University Press, 2014).
About David Scott Kastan