It is 1951, and Sid Silver is on a mission to be the guardian of one of the most moving and provocative accounts of the 20th century. Deeply moved by Anne Frank's diary, he is driven to bring her story to the American masses by promoting the book's publication and adapting the diary into a work of theater. Inspired by the story of Meyer Levin, COMPULSION brings playwright Rinne Groff and Artistic Director Oskar Eustis (The Ruby Sunrise) together again with a complex and inventive telling that is part historical fiction, part investigation into what makes a man obsess, and part exploration of an untold dimension of Anne Frank's powerful and enduring legacy.
COMPULSION is world premiere co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre.Tickets for COMPULSION begin at $75 for all performances. Tickets, which are on sale now, can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski
Compulsion Opening Night
Joan MacIntosh and Nora York
Michael Greif and his son David
Diana Son and Nick Kent
Leigh Silverman and David Greenspan
John Marc Sherman
Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody
Mandy Patinkin, Rinne Groff, and Oskar Eustis
Mandy Patinkin, Hannah Cabell, and Matte Osian (with an Oskar Eustis photobomb)
Mandy Patinkin, Rinne Groff, Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian, and Oskar Eustis
Mandy Patinkin, Oskar Eustis, Rinne Groff, Matt Acheson, Hannah Cabell, and Matte Osian
Rinne Groff and Hannah Cabell
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version