Final Week of Performances Begin for The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide
Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES presented by The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) and Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) in association with the Guthrie Theater (Joe Dowling, Director) will begin its final week of performances on Tuesday, June 7. THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE opened May 5 after beginning previews on March 23 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place).
The cast for THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE includes Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper, K. Todd Freeman, Hettienne Park, Steven Pasquale, Molly Price, Matt Servitto, Danielle Skraastad, Stephen Spinella and Brenda Wehle in an Obie winning performance. Cristofer, Emond, Esper and Spinella originated their roles in the Guthrie Theater's world premiere of the play.
THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE began previews on March 23 and opened May 5 to high praise from New York critics.
Full price tickets begin at $75 each. Single tickets are available at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place. For more information and complete performance schedule, please visit www.publictheater.org.
In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and cousin of the late New York Congressman Vito Marcantonio, summons his three adult children to the family's Brooklyn brownstone - to vote on the question of his committing suicide. THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable.
The Public Theater and Artistic Director Oskar Eustis have a long history with Tony Kushner, dating back to 1986 when Eustis, then Artistic Director of the Eureka Theater in San Francisco, directEd Kushner's first professional production, A Bright Room Called Day (later seen at The Public Theater), and commissioned Angels in America, which he then directed in its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. The Public Theater producEd Kushner's adaptation of The Dybbuk in 1997, directed by Brian Kulick. The Public later developed and producEd Kushner and composer Jeanine Tesori's Obie Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, directed by George C. Wolfe, which then transferred to Broadway in 2004, and went on to London's Royal National Theater where it received, among other honors, the Olivier Award for Best Musical. In 2006, Kushner's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Meryl Streep, was presented at the Delacorte Theater as part of the Shakespeare in the Park season.
Signature Theatre Company is the first theatre company to devote an entire season to the work of a single playwright, including re-examinations of past writings as well as New York and world premieres. By championing in-depth explorations of a living playwright's body of work, the Company delivers an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright's singular vision. Signature's 20th Anniversary Season, devoted to Tony Kushner, also included their acclaimed production of Angels in America - its first New York revival - which won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival and The Illusion, directed by Michael Mayer, which opened on June 5 at the Peter Norton Space.