The Public Extends SORRY Through 11/25

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The Public Extends SORRY Through 11/25

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that the critically acclaimed production of SORRY, written and directed by Richard Nelson, will extend an additional week to Sunday, November 25. SORRY, a Public Lab production currently playing in The Public's Anspacher Theater, opened on Tuesday, November 6 and was originally scheduled to close on November 18. All tickets for the final extension week are $30 and can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office at 425 Lafayette Street.

The cast features Jon Devries (Benjamin Apple), Maryann Plunkett (Barbara Apple), Laila Robins (Marian Apple Platt), Jay O. Sanders (Richard Apple), and J. Smith-Cameron (Jane Apple Halls).

A year after Sweet and Sad, the Apple family again share a meal in Rhinebeck, as they sort through personal and political feelings of loss and confusion on the morning of the day the country will choose the next president. Like the first two plays in this series, Sweet and Sad and That Hopey Changey Thing, SORRY opened on the day that it is set, November 6, 2012 - Election Day.

SORRY features scenic and costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens.

Richard Nelson's work for The Public includes Sweet and Sad, That Hopey Changey Thing, and Conversations in Tusculum. His other plays include Nikolai and the Others, Goodnight Children Everywhere (Olivier Award, Best Play), Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony Nomination, Best Play), Some Americans Abroad (Olivier Nomination, Best Comedy), Madame Melville, New England, Frank's Home, Rodney's Wife, Franny's Way, The General from America, The Vienna Notes (Obie Award) and others. His musicals include James Joyce's The Dead with Shaun Davey (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical), My Life with Albertine with Ricky Ian Gordon, and unfinished Piece for a Player Piano with Peter Golub. His films include Hyde Park-on-Hudson (Roger Michell, director), Ethan Frome (John Madden, director), Sensibility and Sense (David Jones, director). He is a recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels Master Playwright Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has produced ten of his plays. He lives in upstate New York.

Jon Devries (Benjamin Apple) returns to The Public after originating the role of Benjamin Apple in That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad. He recently appeared in the national tour of August: Osage County. He has been seen Off-Broadway in The Accomplices, Richard II, Hamlet, The General From America, Patient A, and Goodnight Children Everywhere. His film credits include American Gangster; The International; Che; Part One; Evening; Fat Man and Little Boy; The Baxter; Invasion U.S.A.; City of Hope; Sarah, Plain and Tall; and The First Deadly Sin.

Maryann Plunkett (Barbara Apple) returns to The Public after originating the role of Barbara Apple in That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad. Her Broadway credits include A Man For All Seasons, Saint Joan, The Seagull, The Crucible, Me and My Girl (Tony Award), Sunday in the Park With George, and Agnes of God. Her Off-Broadway credits include Rodney's Wife, an oak tree, Aristocrats, and Jayson.

Laila Robins (Marian Apple Platt) returns to The Public after originating the role of Marian Apple Platt in That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad. Her other credits at The Public include A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007) and The Merchant of Venice (1995). Her Broadway credits include Heartbreak House, Frozen, The Herbal Bed, and The Real Thing, and she has been seen Off-Broadway in That Face, Antony and Cleopatra, Sore Throats, Tiny Alice, Mrs. Klein and many more. She is the recipient of Callaway, Acclaim, and two Jefferson Awards, a Helen Hayes nomination, and two Lucille Lortel nominations.

Jay O. Sanders (Richard Apple) returns to The Public after originating the role of Richard Apple in That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad. He has also appeared at The Public in Titus Andronicus,Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stuff Happens, Taming of the Shrew, King John, Henry V, and Measure for Measure. His Broadway credits include Pygmalion, Saint Joan, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and Loose Ends, and some of his many Off-Broadway credits are The Argument, Lone Star Love, The Exonerated, and Buried Child.

J. Smith-Cameron (Jane Apple Halls) returns to The Public after originating the role of Jane Apple Halls in That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad. Last summer, she returned to HBO's "True Blood" in a recurring role. Her Broadway credits include After the Night and the Music, Tartuffe, Night Must Fall, The Play's The Thing, The Real Inspector Hound and the Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Our Country's Good (Tony nomination), Lend Me A Tenor, Wild Honey, and Crimes of the Heart. Her numerous Off-Broadway credits include Tartuffe (The Public), The Starry Messenger, Good Boys and True, Pen, God of Hell, Sarah, Sarah, Fuddy Meers, As Bees In Honey Drown, and The Naked Truth. She is an OBIE winner, two-time Outer Critics nominee, and three-time Drama Desk nominee.

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