Rachel Weisz-Led Plenty Extends at the Public Theater
The Public Theater has extended its new revival of David Hare's Plenty through December 1. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the production will open on October 23.
The cast of Plenty is headed by Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) as Susan Traherne and Corey Stoll (Troilus and Cressida) as Raymond Brock. The ensemble also includes 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 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.