Mandy Patinkin, Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian Set for Public Theater's Compulsion
The play centers on Sid Silver (Patinkin), a man obsessed with the diary of Anne Frank. The character is inspired by Meyer Levin, the journalist and screenwriter who helped publicize the existence of the diary, and who came to believe that the chance to adapt it for the stage had been stolen from him.
Patinkin has previously played his role at Yale Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, under Eustis' direction. He will be joined by Hannah Cabell and Matte Osian.