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.

Red Bull Theater presents The White Devil by John Webster; directed by Louisa Proske

With: Amara James Aja, Jenny Bacon, Lisa Birnbaum, Robert Cuccioli, Edward O’Blenis, Daniel Oreskes, Cherie Corinne Rice, Socorro Santiago, Tommy Schrider, Derek Smith, and T. Ryder Smith

Set design by Kate Noll, costume design by Beth Goldenberg, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Chad Raines, and video design by Yana Birÿkova.

Now at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street between Bleecker and Hudson through April 14.

Running time: Two hours and 30 minutes