| Open: 11/13/08 Close: 12/06/08
Roust Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH -- a bloody, unrelenting drama which looks so deeply at the tortured human psyche that it will be an intense and visceral R-rated 90-minute ride from start to finish, containing violence, nudity, and strong sexual content -- with previews set to begin November 13, prior to its official press opening November 17 at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street) in Manhattan. James Phillip Gates directs.
MACBETH meets HBO in Roust Theatre Company's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic: set against the backdrop of a dangerous, sinister underworld -- where power, money, and suspicion are all mixed in a boiling pot with lust, vice and murder. Moral lines are blurred, perhaps non-existent. There's a good dose of sex, torture, under-age prostitution and biological manipulation to create a more efficient killing machine. This nihilistic tale tells of one soldier's violent rise to power through the ranks of a mercenary army. Twisted by fate and a power-hungry spouse, Macbeth shows us the ravaging and tangible effects of fear, the destructive impact of own nature's dark forces through senseless, unjustified killing.
MACBETH costars Kristin Barnett, Duane Boutte, Craig Braun, Melissa Center, Tracy Hostmyer, Emily Hubelbank, Nick Lawson, Tom Macy, Hugh Martin, Tyler Moss, Michael Peterson, Andrew Pifko, Isaac Woofter, and Trey Zeigler as Macbeth.
| Open: 05/08/08 Close: 05/31/08
In Lee Blessing's TWO ROOMS, a single playing space serves as window onto the separate lives of captive and spouse in their attempts to reconnect with one another, and as well as a setting for the wife's conversations with an exploitive, ambitious young reporter in search of an exclusive and a emotionally detached representative from the State Department. Eventually, a frustrated and distraught Lainie, exhausted from "keeping hope alive," talks to the press -- with catastrophic results.
TWO ROOMS stars Tori Davis, Garrett Lee Hendricks, Tracy Hostmyer and Joe Osheroff. The production features set design by Casey Smith and lighting design by Kryssy Wright.