The Public Theater: - Wallace Shawn; dir: Andr
The Designated Mourner is a monologue-triptych in which three artist-intellectuals describe their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into totalitarianism. A famous poet-intellectual, his daughter, and her husband—people made of very different moral fiber despite their shared highbrow background—observe the subtle and flagrant transformations to everyday life, public affairs and personal relationships as their government brutally cracks down on anyone suspected of subversion. This searing and disturbing drama, prescient of much that occurred during the George W. Bush years and afterward, has been called Shawn’s masterpiece.
Presented at The Public's Shiva Theater, the cast of The Designated Mourner will include Shawn as well as Deborah Eisenberg and Larry Pine – original company members from the 2000 New York production.
Tickets are being held for Public Theater Members and will go on-sale in the spring of 2013.