Review by David Walters
Red Bull Theater focuses on bringing back to life Jacobian, heightened language plays that still ring true today. The White Devil was first performed in 1612 and its message concerning abuses of power, lust, and greed is clear even to a modern audience.
What does stand out strongly about this piece, written so long ago, is the strength it grants to women and the self-possessed power that can emanate from that fair race.
Though not for everyone, if you are a theatergoer interested in the full historical scope of live theater and the visceral experience, go. It won’t disappoint.
See full New York Theatre Guide review here.
Now at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street between Bleecker and Hudson through April 14.
Running time: Two hours and 30 minutes