CELEBRATE 50 YEARS AT THE PUBLIC!
The 50th Anniversary season promises a full slate of what you've come to expect from The Public: cutting edge dramas, compelling musicals, daring new comedies, intriguing new works and unforgettable performances!
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THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON:
SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE
Words and Music By MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA
Suggested by the stories of RYUNOSUKE AKUTAGAWA
As translated by TAKASHI KOJIMA
With Marc Kudisch, Aaron Lohr, Idina Menzel, Henry Stram and Mary Testa
Directed by TED SPERLING
Starts October 11, 2005
A park. A thief. A priest. A psychic. A miracle. A lie. The truth. From a mysterious murder in Central Park to the miracle of a devastated city's rebirth, New York stories of faith, loss and redemption are explored in this new musical by Michael John LaChiusa (The Public's The Wild Party), complete with a contemporary, lush score.
THE RUBY SUNRISE
By RINNE GROFF
Directed by OSKAR EUSTIS
Starts November 1, 2005
In 1927, in a barn on the outskirts of Indianapolis, a young woman named Ruby struggles to realize her dream of inventing and perfecting the first all-electrical television system. Twenty-five years later, in a television studio in Manhattan, her daughter faces similar battles of will and crises of faith as she works to get Ruby's story told as she feels it must be told.
MEASURE FOR PLEASURE
By DAVID GRIMM
Directed by PETER DUBOIS
Will Blunt is in love with Molly, a young transvestite prostitute. But when Blunt rescues him from a life on the streets, he doesn't count on Molly falling in love with Dashwood, the handsome womanising rake. Restoration comedy meets modern sex farce in this romantic adventure, exploring the elusive nature of happiness; featuring mistaken identities, duels and double-dealings, gay marriage, and the obligatory sex cave.
SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS
By JOSÉ RIVERA
A Co-Production with LAByrinth Theater Company
A new play from the Academy Award-nominated author of The Motorcycle Diaries. In the Bolivian jungle, Che Guevara is captured and held in a one-room school house. For two days, no one - not the Bolivian President nor the U.S. State Department- is able to decide his fate. The young school teacher of the village insists that she be given permission to speak to the famous revolutionary. Her conversations with Che - based on historical fact - are the heart of School of the Americas.
By DIANA SON
Directed by MICHAEL GREIF
When Nina and Miles, an interracial couple, and their new baby move into the transforming neighborhood of Clinton Hill, they are welcomed by a rock through the window. Racial identity, trust, community and the way we live now are all called into question in this exciting new play by the author of Stop Kiss.
LET ME DOWN EASY
Written and Performed by ANNA DEAVERE SMITH
In a society where human interactions are devalued, what is happening to our physical selves? What about our conversations with doctors and the medical profession at large? Is everything ultimately dictated by commerce? How do our bodies live? How do they die? How are the bodies of athletes, models, bull riders, trapeze artists, soldiers - in fact, the bodies of doctors, nurses and insurance adjusters themselves - put to work? An exciting new piece from the performer and writer of Fires in the Mirror, Twilight, Los Angeles: 1992; and House Arrest.
Time Warner is the Lead Sponsor of The Public Theater's 50th Anniversary season.
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