November 16 - December 17, 2023
New York Premiere
By Mary Kathryn Nagle
Directed by Laurie Woolery
A gripping journey from the fur trade of the 1600s to the stock trade of today, Mary Kathryn Nagle's MANAHATTA tells the story of Jane Snake, a brilliant young Native American woman with a Stanford MBA. Jane reconnects with her ancestral Lenape homeland, known as Manahatta, when she moves from Oklahoma to New York for a banking job just before the 2008 financial meltdown. Jane’s struggle to reconcile her new life with the expectations and traditions of her family and Nation are powerfully interwoven with the heartbreaking history of the Delaware Nation's expulsion from their land. Both old and new Manahatta converge in a lesson about the dangers of living in a society where there’s no such thing as enough.
A stunning play about self-discovery, MANAHATTA was written as part of The Public’s prestigious Emerging Writers Group. Obie Award winner and The Public’s Director of Public Works, Laurie Woolery, directs.
World premiere produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Artistic Director Bill Rauch
Executive Director Cynthia Rider
THU 11/16 7:30 PM Joseph Papp Free Performance
FRI 11/17 7:30 PM
SAT 11/18 7:30 PM
SUN 11/19 1:30 PM
SUN 11/19 7:30 PM
TUE 11/21 7:30 PM
WED 11/22 1:30 PM
FRI 11/24 7:30 PM
SAT 11/25 1:30 PM
SAT 11/25 7:30 PM
SUN 11/26 1:30 PM
SUN 11/26 7:30 PM
TUE 11/28 7:00 PM Partner Reception. Please check your available benefits. RSVP to Partners Desk.
WED 11/29 7:30 PM
THU 11/30 8:00 PM Partner Dinner. Please check your available benefits. RSVP to Partners Desk.
FRI 12/01 7:30 PM
SAT 12/02 1:30 PM
SAT 12/02 7:30 PM
SUN 12/03 1:30 PM
SUN 12/03 7:30 PM
TUE 12/05 7:30 PM Opening Night
WED 12/06 7:30 PM
THU 12/07 7:30 PM
FRI 12/08 7:30 PM
SAT 12/09 1:30 PM Community Performance
SAT 12/09 7:30 PM
SUN 12/10 1:30 PM Open Caption
SUN 12/10 7:30 PM
TUE 12/12 7:30 PM Mask Required
WED 12/13 7:30 PM
THU 12/14 7:30 PM
FRI 12/15 7:30 PM American Sign Language (ASL)
SAT 12/16 1:30 PM Audio Described
SAT 12/16 7:30 PM
SUN 12/17 1:30 PM
SUN 12/17 7:30 PM
Tickets are $60*
Public Supporter and Partner tickets are $45
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- Open Caption performance Sunday, December 10, 1:30PM
- Mask Required Performance Tuesday, December 12, 7:30PM
- American Sign Language performance Friday, December 15, 7:30PM
- Audio Description performance Saturday, December 16, 1:30PM
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Join us for the mask required performance on Tuesday, Dec 12.
Toosh-ki-pa-kwis-i / Debra
Le-le-wa'-you / Jane
Jonas Michaelius / Michael
Peter Minuit / Dick
Se-ket-tu-may-qua / Luke
Understudy Toosh-ki-pa-kwis-i / Debra, Le-le-wa'-you / Jane, Mother / Bobbie
Jakob / Joe
Mother / Bobbie
Understudy Jonas Michaelius / Michael, Jakob / Joe, Peter Minuit / Dick
Sound Design and Composition
Fight and Intimacy Direction
Production Stage Manager
Generous support for MANAHATTA is provided by the Ford Foundation.