Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) will present a rare revival of Ben Jonson's VOLPONE, or The Fox, for a strictly limited engagement beginning Tuesday, November 27th at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).
Mr. Berger directs a company that features Jen Eden (Galileo the Musical), Alvin Epstein ("one of our culture's hidden treasures" -Village Voice; "one of the great classical actors of his generation" - New York Magazine), Tovah Feldshuh (4 Tony Award nominations - Best Actress, 4 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, Obie, Theatre World and Lucille Lortel Awards), Cameron Folmar (The 39 Steps -Broadway), Michael Mastro (Broadway: Love! Valour! Compassion!, Barrymore, Side Man, Judgement At Nuremberg, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Twelve Angry Men, Mamma Mia!), Sean Patrick Doyle (La Cage Aux Folles, Mary Poppins), Christina Pumariega (Seminar - Broadway; Witch of Edmonton - Red Bull Theater; Uncle Vanya - Soho Rep), Pearl Rhein (The Red Letterbox - CSC), Rocco Sisto (Quills - Drama Desk Award), Alexander Sovronsky (Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac; NYSF: Romeo & Juliet; TFANA - Othello), Teale Sperling (Christmas Spectacular 2010, '11 - RCMH), Stephen Spinella (Tony Award winner: Best Featured Actor and Best Actor for his performance as Prior Walter in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika respectively; Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor - James Joyce's The Dead), Raphael Nash Thompson and Gregory Wooddell (Broadway: The Lyons).
Meet Volpone, the rich old Magnifico, whose ingenious schemes and farcical scams dupe his wealthy friends into showering him with gold. This Jacobean juggler robs the rich to feed the richer. Considered one of the greatest comedies ever written for the stage, Jonson's merciless satire of greed and lust delightfully skewers the vanities and hypocrisies of humanity with irreverent comic relish. A feast of extraordinary language and outrageous characters await you in this timeless and timely classic from the pen of Shakespeare's greatest peer.
Volpone will have set design by John Arnone, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Peter West, choreography by Tracy Bersley, and original music by Scott Killian.