Time Out says
Posted: Fri Mar 19 2010
The civic-minded Oskar Eustis is artistic director of this local institution dedicated to the work of new American playwrights but also known for its Shakespeare productions (Shakespeare in the Park). The building, an Astor Place landmark, has five stages, plays host to the annual Under the Radar festival, nurtures productions in its Lab series and is also home to the Joe’s Pub music venue.
Public Theater 425 Lafayette St
What's on at Public Theater
Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) imagines the conflicts of a slave who must decide whether to follow his master to the Confederate battlefield. Jo Bonney directs the tripartite new work, which had a workshop run at the Public earlier this year.
Drama, Comedy, Musicals
Wonder scribe powers, activate! Two first-rate wordsmiths, playwright Itamar Moses (Bach at Leipzig) and songwriter Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), adapt Jonathan Lethem's 2003 novel, which follows a pair of childhood friends—one white,...
Experimental theater, Musicals, Music
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' pick
Theater review by David Cote. Public Theater (see Off Broadway). Concept and lyrics by David Byrne. Music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim. Dir. Alex Timbers. With ensemble cast. 1hr 30mins. No intermission. “This ain’t no party / This ain’t no disco / This ain’t...
Things to Do
- Critics' pick
Writer Alison Bechdel (and originator of the-gender-bias-challenging Bechdel test) and Dissident Gardens author Jonathan Lethem sit down to discuss their creative journeys and how they feel about each of some of their best works have been created into...
Young Jean Lee, whose experimental work has delighted in metatheatrical mind games, offers what she says is a relatively straightforward American father-son drama on themes of identity and privilege. Is tradition the new subversion? Her cast comprises...