Photo Flash: First Look at the Public's KNICKERBOCKER

May 11
1:03 PM 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) presents the New York premiere of KNICKERBOCKER, written by Jonathan Marc Sherman and directed by Pippin Parker. The final show in the 2010-2011 Public LAB season, KNICKERBOCKER will run Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 29, with an official press opening on Thursday, May 19. Single tickets are on sale now; all tickets for Public LAB productions are $15.

The cast for KNICKERBOCKER features Mia Barron (Pauline), Alexander Chaplin (Jerry), Bob Dishy (Raymond), Christina Kirk (Tara), Drew Madland (Steve), Zak Orth (Chester), and Ben Shenkman (Melvin).

"Are you ready?" Jerry confronts this question from the womb of his favorite restaurant booth while the months pass by and the son he and his wife Pauline are expecting grows from the size of a peach to the size of...a baby. As the due date approaches, can friends and family members help Jerry feel prepared, or just feel worse, like some un-anonymous sperm donor terrified of making the transition from being the son of a father to being the father of a son? Staged just blocks from the titular restaurant where it is set, the latest play by Jonathan Marc Sherman (Things We Want, Sophistry) is sharp, funny, and deeply felt.

KNICKERBOCKER features scenic design by Peter Ksander; costume design by Gabriel Berry; lighting design by Jeff Croiter; sound design by Walter Trarbach; and projection design by Shawn Duan.

KNICKERBOCKER, a Public LAB production, begins performances on Friday, May 6 and continues through Sunday, May 29, with an official press opening on Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

The performance schedule is Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All tickets for Public LAB are $15. Single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555 , by visiting, or in person at The Public Theater box office.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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