The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the fall 2012 season which will begin in October with WILD WITH HAPPY by Colman Domingo. This fall will also mark the rededication of The Public's historic downtown home at Astor Place following the completion of a $40 million revitalization project. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office at 425 Lafayette Street.
Directed by Robert O'Hara, WILD WITH HAPPY will begin performances on Tuesday, October 9, and run through Sunday, November 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 23.
Colman Domingo, star of Passing Strange, explores the surreal, bizarre, and outrageous comedy that lies in dealing with death and healing in this world premiere production. WILD WITH HAPPY follows the journey of a young man named Gil who plans to scatter his mother's ashes in the place where she was the most happy. The complete cast features Colman Domingo (Gil); Korey Jackson (Terry); Maurice McRae (Mo); and Sharon Washington (Adelaide, Aunt Glo).
October will also feature the New York premiere of GIANT, the new musical by Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Michael Greif, GIANT will begin performances on Friday, October 26, and run through Sunday, December 2, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 13.
Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, GIANT spans generations in an epic chronicle of Texas, our "Heartbreak Country." Amid a tumultuous culture of big-business greed, racial bigotry, and unyielding family allegiance, a cattleman and ranch heir, his East Coast sophisticate wife, their family and friends – as well as their enemies – embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the landscape of America's Lone Star State. GIANT is a co-production with Dallas Theater Center.
The Apple family will return to Public Lab in October with Richard Nelson's newest play about the Apple family, SORRY. Written and directed by Richard Nelson, SORRY begins performances on Tuesday, October 30, and runs through Sunday, November 18, with an official press opening on the day it is set, Election Day – November 6.
SORRY will feature original cast members Jon Devries, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, and J. Smith-Cameron. All tickets are $15 for Public Lab productions, one of The Public's ongoing programs designed to provide audiences with access to new work.
A year after Sweet and Sad, the Apple family again shares a meal in Rhinebeck, as they sort through personal and political feelings of loss and confusion on the morning of the day the country will choose the next president.
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN, written by the best-selling author Nathan Englander, is a world premiere production based on Englander's short story of the same name. Directed by Barry Edelstein, THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN will begin performances on Wednesday, November 7 and run through Sunday, December 9, with an official press opening on Monday, November 19.