PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR
April 5 - April 30, 2023 Run Time: 3 hours with an intermission
PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Songs by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed and Choreographed by Niegel Smith
On March 13, 2020, as theaters shut their doors and so many of us went into lockdown, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and The Public’s Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks picked up her pen and her guitar and set out to write a play every day. What emerged is a breathtaking anthology of plays and songs that chronicle our collective experience and the hope and perseverance that occurred throughout that troubling year.
Performed in the intimate music venue, Joe's Pub, PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR is a theatrical concert featuring the music and plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. At once, both a personal story of one family's daily lives, as well as a sweeping account of all we faced as a city, a nation, and a global community. Niegel Smith directs this life-affirming new work that beams with humor and humanity, bears witness to what we’ve experienced, and offers inspiration as we shape our future.
WED 04/05 7:00 PM Joseph Papp Free Performance
THU 04/06 7:00 PM
FRI 04/07 7:00 PM
SAT 04/08 7:00 PM
TUE 04/11 7:00 PM
WED 04/12 7:00 PM
THU 04/13 7:00 PM
FRI 04/14 7:00 PM
SAT 04/15 1:00 PM
SAT 04/15 7:00 PM
SUN 04/16 7:00 PM
TUE 04/18 7:00 PM Opening Night
WED 04/19 7:00 PM
THU 04/20 7:00 PM Partner Evening. Please check your available benefits. RSVP to Partners Desk.
FRI 04/21 7:00 PM
SAT 04/22 1:00 PM
SAT 04/22 7:00 PM
SUN 04/23 7:00 PM
TUE 04/25 7:00 PM American Express Card Member performance, followed by a special post-show event. Access tickets by using your American Express Card.
WED 04/26 7:00 PM
THU 04/27 7:00 PM
FRI 04/28 7:00 PM
SAT 04/29 1:00 PM
SAT 04/29 7:00 PM
SUN 04/30 7:00 PM
Tickets start at $60, plus fees*
Public Supporter and Partner tickets start at $45
Doors for PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR open 1 hour prior to the performance start time.
PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR will be presented in Joe’s Pub, our music venue, with cabaret seating at intimate tables, booths, and stools at bar tops. The performance will run three hours with one intermission, and will feature scenes, music, poetry, and movement that will fill and move through the space. We encourage all to feel comfortable eating and drinking to take advantage of Joe's Pub's complete food and beverage menu and table service that will be available throughout the performance.
*All orders subject to $7 per ticket service fee and $3 per ticket facility fee. All fees are waived for Public Theater Supporters and Partners. When purchasing tickets at the Taub Box Office the $7 per ticket service fee is waived.
In keeping with guidance from the city, state, and federal officials, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer required for access to The Public’s facility, theaters, and the restaurant.
The use of a face mask is strongly encouraged at all performances, but a mask is not required during performances of PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR in Joe's Pub.
For complete health and safety protocols, visit Health & Safety, Next Steps.
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Playwright & Songwriter
Director & Choreographer
Scenic and Projection Design
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