Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks returns to the Public with a new play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract.
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\Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation.
Suzan-Lori Parks returns to The Public following her critically acclaimed trilogy "Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2, & 3." Her other plays include "Topdog/Underdog," "In The Blood," "F**king A," and "The Death of The Last Black Man In The Whole Entire World aka The Negro Book Of The Dead." Parks is the author of the novel "Getting Mother’s Body" and the writer of the screenplays for "Girl 6." "Their Eyes Were Watching God," and "Anemone Me."
The cast is made up of "Hamilton" Tony winner Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving, Thomas Sadoski, and Zoë Winters. Public Theatre Artistic Director Oskar Eustis directs.What is the Public Theater?
Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp
, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line and current Broadway mega-hit "Hamilton") and has 54 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.