The Public Theater has announced a two-week extension for its upcoming revival of David Hare's Plenty. Performances will now run through November 20, beyond its originally scheduled November 6 closing date. Previews are set to begin October 4 in advance of an October 20 press opening.
As previously announced, the cast of Plenty will star Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) as Susan Traherne and Corey Stoll (Troilus and Cressida) as Raymond Brock. The ensemble will also include Liesel Allen Yeager (Dorcas), Pun Bandhu (M. Aung), Ken Barnett (Codename Lazar), Emily Bergl (Alice Park), Dani de Waal (Louise), Mike Iveson (Another Frenchman), Byron Jennings (Leonard Darwin), LeRoy McClain (Mick), Tim Nicolai (John Begley), Paul Niebanck (Sir Andrew Charleson), Ann Sanders (Mme. Aung), and Benjamin Thys (A Frenchman). The production is directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux.
The play follows Susan Traherne, a British secret agent flown into France during World War II. Her experiences over the two decades that follow paint the portrait of a remarkably brave woman who finds in peacetime the values and relationships she cherished in war. After its initial Public Theater run in 1982, the drama transferred to Broadway in 1983, receiving a Tony nomination for Best Play.
Post-show talkbacks with the creative time are scheduled to take place immediately following the performances on Friday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 12.