MACBETH AND THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE IN REPERTORY

Genre: Classical, Drama
Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The Triumph of Love adapted by Will Le Vassuer. Both plays directed by Will Le Vasseur

Redd Tale Theatre Company celebrates it's seventh year with a rep of Wills! The classic MACBETH by William Shakespeare and a new adaptation of the French classic THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE by Will Le Vasseur from a translation by Virginie Maries. 

This tightly edited version of MACBETH hones in on the ruthlessness of ambition. RTTC examines the play’s theme of grasping for power while adding RTTC’s tradition of making the audience shudder by bringing unexpected objects to life. THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE takes the original 18th century French farce and throws in a healthy dose of RTTC’s signature sci-fi twist. Princess Leonide had barely won the Prince’s heart when he and everyone they both held dear were killed. In desperation, she hires the help of a sorceress to bring her love back from the dead, but in order to do so she must prove to the powers above that she’s worthy of such a gift.



Cast: Elyse Beyer, Sam Laakso, Brad Lewandowski, Jack Nicolaus, Maria Silverman
Open:   08/05/10
Close:   08/29/10

Schedule:
Macbeth:
August 6 @ 8pm, 7 @ 2pm, 8 @ 7pm, 12 @ 8pm, 14 @ 8pm, 20 @ 8pm, 21 @ 2pm, 22 @ 7pm, 26 @ 8pm, 28 @ 8pm

The Triumph of Love:
August 5 @ 8pm, 7 @ 8pm, 13 @ 8pm, 14 @ 2pm, 15 @ 7pm, 19 @ 8pm, 21 @ 8pm, 27 @ 8pm, 28 @ 2pm, 29 @ 7pm

Theater:   Nicu's Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th st. 5t floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$12-$15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Redd Tale Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.reddtale.org
Lynn Kenny Leonide in The Triumph of Love

Gabriel marks Lynn's second NY directing credit.  A loyal ensemble member, Lynn has played several roles onstage with Redd Tale: Princess Leonide in RTTC's stunning adaptation of Triumph of Love, the original role of Maddy in Maddy: A Modern-Day Medea and she was pleased to make her NY directing debut with RTTC's production of Anton Chekhov's Swan Song.  Other NY roles include Ballerina/Psychiatrist in the original Flux Theatre production of Pretty Theft and The Countess Cortez at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not on 42nd Street.  Notable Film credits consist of an extra in Richard Kelly's The Box, Stella Morton in the INSP/Regent Pictures lifetime movie Life's Other Side, and Penny in the Independent film Judges.  Lynn holds an MFA in Acting and has several years of comedy improv and SAFD fight training. Among her favorite words remain “fun,” “chocolate” and “free one-hundred dollar bills."

James Stewart Macbeth in Macbeth and Dimas in The Triumph of Love

James Stewart (Co-Artistic Director) relocated to NYC from New Zealand, where he was a founding member in two award winning theatre companies, Scrambled Legs and The Bacchanals. NZ highlights include a trilogy of The Jew of Malta/Titus Andronicus/Volpone, the NZ premiere of Sarah Cane's Crave, the world premieres of Jean Betts' The Collective and Paul Rothwell's Hate Crimes, and tours of Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Film credits include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, King Kong, principal roles in NZ independent feature films Event 16 & The Last Great Snail Chase, and the lead in the award winning short film Rob. Playing Jody in Lonely Planet with Redd Tale marked his stage debut in NYC and the United States, and since then he has also been in the company's productions of Maddy: A Modern Day Medea & Triumph of Love. He was last seen playing the title role in Redd Tale's Macbeth.

Rainbow Dickerson Witch in The Triumph of Love

Broadway: August:Osage County. New York/Regional: Sonnets For An Old Century (HERE Arts Center), Boleros for the Disenchanted (Florida Studio Theatre), August: Osage County (Human Race), Much Ado About Nothing (Manhattan Rep), The Accidental Patriot (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center), Midsummer Night’s Dream & La Ronde (Circle in the Square), The Buddha Prince (Minneapolis, MN & NYC), Sherlock Holmes (River Rep, CT), Blue Jacket (First Frontier, OH). Training: East 15/University of Essex, London, England; and Circle in the Square Professional Program, New York. www.rainbowdickerson.net

Virginia Bartholomew Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and Leontine in The Triumph of Love

Virginia is thrilled to return to Redd Tale Theatre Co.  Audiences saw her last season as Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and Leontine (Triumph of Love).  A Manhattan-based actor, director and teaching artist, her fourteen year career ranges from indie film and gritty black box to improv comedy and classical stage.  Virginia is a lead teaching artist with Capital Rep and is currently designing and leading Shakespeare workshops for persons with early Alzheimer’s.  New York stage credits include:  Seven Fabulous Women (Avenue of the Americas), Rosaline (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Gonzalo (The Tempest), Lady Capulet (Romeo & Juliet).  Regional Theatre:  Beatrice (Much Ado), Titania (Midsummer), Lady Bracknell (Earnest), Adriana (Comedy of Errors), The Real Inspector Hound, Dinner With Friends, Laramie Project.  Film/TV:  That’s What She Said, Slow Wave, Illusions, Teens Like Phil (LOGO), Staff (FX).  www.virginiabartholomew.com

 
MJ Brackin Witch 2 in Macbeth

Merrie Jane Brackin is currently in the MFA Acting Program at Columbia University. Previous credits include: After Miss. Julie, Leonce and Lena, Happy Days, Medea, among others. Film credits include: "12" (premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival). MJ graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where she received an Irene Ryan nomination for her work as Masha in The Three Sisters. Upcoming productions include: One Arm and A Leg (Theatre for the New City and Here Arts Center), Love's Labour's Lost and The Three Sisters (directed by Andrei Serban at Columbia Stages). 

Michael Komala Donalbain, Fleance, Macduff's Son and Young Siward in Macbeth

Michael Komala moved to NYC right out of high school from South Jersey to pursue acting. Graduated from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and has worked in both theatre and film, although has a greater love for theatre. He's very happy to be back at the Spoon Theater to work with Redd Tale once again.

 
Jodi Mara Witch 1 in Macbeth

 Jodi Mara is thrilled to be playing a witch in her favorite Shakespeare play! Other NY credits are the Off-Broadway “Women Beware Women” (Redbull Theatre) and showcase “P.O.V.” (Milk Can Theater Company). She was also in the recently released film “Flick’s Chicks”, the 24 Hour Philadelphia’s film festival Director Award winner “Twenty Fathoms Away”, and  appears in the Indie Horror, “HellFire”, coming out in October. Jodi is also a certified children’s yoga instructor and is excited to be getting her adult certification this fall.  

Collin McConnell Banquo and Menteith in Macbeth

Collin is very excited to be a part of this wonderful show. Recent credits include Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc with Gorilla Rep, The Good Woman of Setzuan with Adaptive Arts, and He Ate The Sun and Mauritius with Brooklyn College. He is a board member of Adaptive Arts and a co-creator of No Sleep Theatre. Much love and many thanks to Will and this amazing cast, Rose, Francine, Cristina, Belinda, JLV, MBE, and of course, his awe-inspiring fiance Kaitlyn.

Mlissa Smith Witch 3 in Macbeth

Mélissa is a performer who wears many hats. She has an artists heart that is bubbling with creative energy and zest for life. Her creative endeavors sprawl across several genres and art forms but are all approached with a common objective: to evoke.

Mélissa is thrilled to be a part of this thrilling production. This summer she made her New York debut as Mustardseed in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' with On The Square Productions. In 2007 she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in English and an undeclared minor in Dance in Florida. Mélissa also does work as a mime and clown and is a former member of the West Palm Beach based improv comedy troupe Cheese and Crackers! She's thrilled to be part of telling this story. Some other favorite stories she's helped tell: Equus (Jill Mason), HAIR (Supremes Trio/ Tribe), A Raisin In The Sun (Beneatha), Jump At De Sun (Zora Neal Hurston), The Tempest (Stefano). Grateful to her Creator for this opportunity. Thank you sisters and close friends for your support! www.melismith.com

Tom Cleary Hermocrate in The Triumph of Love

Off-Broadway: The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion (American premiere at Urban Stages); Church, The Public Theater. New York: Clothes For A Summer Hotel, White Horse Theater Company; Arcadia, Greenwich Street Theatre; Mad Forest (NYIT Award nomination); A Streetcar Named Desire, Schapiro; Three Sisters, Chocolate Factory; The House of Blue Leaves, Urinetown (NYIT Award for Best Musical) at Gallery Players; Arms and the Man, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Life Among the Natives, Milk Can Theatre Company. Regional: Tin Pan Alley Rag, Wilma Theater; Purlie (Barrymore Award nomination for Best Supporting); South Pacific, Coastal Carolina; A Man for All Seasons, Bristol Riverside. Film/TV: “Six Degrees,” “Guiding Light,” “Human Giant,” Choose, Mayor Cupcake, Jersey Girl, Clan McCormack (Cannes Film Festival). www.tomcleary.com

Robert Dyckman Arlequin in The Triumph of Love

Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral– Soho Playhouse; They’re Playing Our Song – Maltz Jupiter Theatre; Cymbeline, Shenandoah, Chaps! – Texas Shakespeare Festival; Tartuffe, The Little Prince, The Barber of Seville – National Theater of the Performing Arts; Hamlet, Twelfth Night – National Shakespeare Company; Just So Stories – TheatreworksUSA; Hamlet – The Million Stories, NYC; Jesus Christ Superstar – Media Theater, PA; Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew – Westco Productions, NYC; (Film) When Mama Returns. For 5 years Robert was the Artistic Director of The Company of Players, a not-for-profit arts organization in NYC where he produced, directed and acted in and Romeo & Juliet, Pericles, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney;  Robert recently directed The Searcher, by Frederick Stroppel for The Network’s One-Act Play Festival and As You Like It for the Women of Color Festival in NYC a few years ago.  Prior to donning the robes of Arlequin in Triumph of Love this August, Robert will be playing Orlando in As You Like It  from July 22-August 1st.  www.snorksandpins.com. Graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  *Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

Cameran Hebb Corine in The Triumph of Love

Cameran is excited for the Redd Tale slice of life on her personal New York pizza pie. She graduated in 2009 from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (go Heels!) in Dramatic Arts and Communication Studies, with a minor in Writing for the Stage and Screen. New York has afforded evolutions of all kind, both on stage and off. Theatrically, she started her journey here with a reading of Glenhawk at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, and the fun continued with her roles in Redd Tale's, Triumph of Love and Macbeth.  Yet, in conjuction, she has also learned how to continually share space and energies. Let the adventure continue baby.