Michael Chernus, Alicia Goranson, Marc Damon Johnson, Piter Marek, Deidre O'Connell, John Ottavino, Susan Pourfar, and Christopher Thornton star in the Public Theater's Lab production of John Belluso's The Poor Itch. Lisa Peterson directs.
In the play, Ian must come to terms with who he has become, after coming back from the war in Iraq without the use of his legs and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The play was featured in The Public's 2005 New Work Now Festival and was further developed in subsequent workshops prior to Belluso's tragic death in February 2006. To continue shepherding Belluso's final play, The Public staged three different workshops with Director Lisa Peterson and the same company of actors, who will all be appearing in this LAB production.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
Oskar Eustis, Lisa Peterson, and Victoria Lewis give: "A Tribute To John Belluso: artist and activist"
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
Returning home from the war: a conversation with
Paul Reickhoff, executive director And Founder of
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America.