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BWW TV: COMPULSION On Stage at the Public! Opens Tonight, 2/17


The Public Theater began previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis. The cast features Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian, and Mandy Patinkin, with puppet design and puppetry supervision by Matt Acheson. COMPULSION runs through Sunday, March 13 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street).  The official press opening is tonight, February 17.  In celebration of the opening, BroadwayWorld brings you a preview of Compulsion on stage below!

It is 1951, and Sid Silver is on a mission to be the guardian of one of the most moving and provocative accounts of the 20th century. Deeply moved by Anne Frank's diary, he is driven to bring her story to the American masses by promoting the book's publication and adapting the diary into a work of theater. Inspired by the story of Meyer Levin, COMPULSION brings playwright Rinne Groff and Artistic Director Oskar Eustis (The Ruby Sunrise) together again with a complex and inventive telling that is part historical fiction, part investigation into what makes a man obsess, and part exploration of an untold dimension of Anne Frank's powerful and enduring legacy.

COMPULSION is world premiere co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre.Tickets for COMPULSION begin at $75 for all performances. Tickets, which are on sale now, can be purchased at (212) 967-7555,, or in person at The Public Theater box office.



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