#July5-20 #2013 #UnderStMarksTheater #NYC
A war hero returns to find his country consumed by rampant political turmoil. Pitting populism against elitism, this modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus recounts the tragedy of a man at the mercy of media, politics and Twitter.
CAST & CREW
Adapted and Directed by Paul Bedard
Based on Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
Dramaturgy by Katie Palmer and Samantha Keogh
Original Score by Randall Benichak
Choreography by Katie Palmer
Associate Choreography by Melissa Brading
Lighting Design by Dan Stearns
Media Design by Kelly Colburn
Costume Design by Dav Burrington
Stage Managed by Amelia Lembeck
Assistant Stage Managed by Linnea Gregg
Photography by Bailey Carr
Russell Peck* as Coriolanus
Madeline Reed as Volumnia
Julia Giolzetti as Sicinius
Julie Robles as Brutus
Martin Boersma as Aufidius
*Actor appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
Equity approved Showcase.
"… director Paul Bedard smartly breathes fresh air into a classic … The physically rigorous choreographies by Katie Palmer were hypnotic and sexually provocative, especially during the lengthy fight scenes between Peck and Boersma, which were truly memorable.” - Show Business Weekly
"… wildly inventive maneuvers … impressively choreographed calisthenic dance fighting, and a surprisingly bubbly sense of humor.” - Surreal Time Press
"Though Bedard and company have taken a great number of risks in this stylized semi-update of Coriolanus, the result is well worthwhile.” - The L Magazine
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