The Low Road, With Harriet Harris and Chukwudi Iwuji, Extends Run
Michael Greif directs a new play by Bruce Norris at the Public Theater.
The Public Theater's production of Bruce Norris's The Low Road, directed by Michael Greif, has been extended through April 8. The new play opened on March 7.
Featuring 17 actors in 50 roles, The Low Road stars Tessa Albertson (Delilah, Peg, Pansy), Max Baker (Sir Edward, Reverend Pugh, Faraday), Kevin Chamberlin (Low, Greasy Haired Man, Martin), Daniel Davis (Smith), Crystal Dickinson (Old Tizzie, Ntambi, Mary), Gopal Divan (Pandit, Buccleuch, Freddie), Harriet Harris (Mrs. Trumpet, Belinda, Mrs. Low), Jack Hatcher (Young Jim), Josh Henderson (Musician), Chukwudi Iwuji (Blanke), Johnny Newcomb (Hessian, Townsperson), Chris Perfetti (Jim), Susannah Perkins (Constance), Richard Poe (Dick, Shirley), Dave Quay (Manley, Hessian), Aaron Michael Ray (Ensemble), Joseph Soeder (Ensemble), and Danny Wolohan (Ivan, LeGarde, Many, Merchant, Poor Tim).
Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America's first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another's loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality.
The Low Road features scenic design by David Korins; costume design by Emily Rebholz; lighting design by Ben Stanton; sound design by Matt Tierney; wig, hair, and make-up design by design J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova; and music composition by Mark Bennett.