Roger Guenveur Smith in
The Watts Towers Project
(© Craig Schwartz)
Roger Guenveur Smith in
The Watts Towers Project
(© Craig Schwartz)
The Public Theater has announced selections for its 2009-2010 Public LAB season, which will kick off with the world premiere of writer/performer Roger Guenveur Smith's Juan and John, December 1-20, with an opening on December 13. Set in 1965, the piece is a new work work inspired by ancient themes: rage, retribution, and redemption. It will feature sound and video by Marc Anthony Thompson.

The LAB season will also feature the world premiere of Neighbors, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Niegel Smith, February 16-March 7, 2010. The piece centers around Richard Patterson, whose reputation, family, and comfortably progressive lifestyle is threatened by the family of black actors that has moved in next door.

For more information, visit www.publictheater.org.