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Phylicia Rashad and More to Take Part in Onassis Festival

The festival is produced by the Public Theater and Onassis USA.

Phylicia Rashad will take part in the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Public Theater and Onassis USA have announced casting for its Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, running April 10-28 at the Public Theater and La MaMa.

The 19-day festival is described as "a festival of arts and ideas that celebrates, evaluates, and considers anew the concept of democracy — perhaps the most renowned Greek innovation. Through a multidisciplinary program of theater, music, talks, and more, the Public Theater and Onassis USA, two agitators of public curiosity — one Greek, one American — bring together artists and thinkers from both countries to offer artistic interpretations and embodiments of democracy."

Public Forum's April 15 presentation of "Of, by, and for the People," featuring Suzan-Lori Parks and Oskar Eustis, will also include philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah and performers André Holland and Diana Oh. The Public Shakespeare Initiative's Public Shakespeare Presents: What's Hecuba to Him? Greek Tragic Women on Shakespeare's Stage (April 22), featuring theater scholar Tanya Pollard and actors Phylicia Rashad, Isabel Arraiza, Tina Benko, and Ayana Workman.

For the full lineup, click here.

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