Plenty

$65-$80

David Hare's PLENTY, one of the most celebrated plays in The Public’s history, returns this season in a riveting new production featuring Olivier and Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (Betrayal, The Constant Gardener) and Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Troilus and Cressida).

A groundbreaking work by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning writer of Skylight and The Hours, PLENTY is the story of Susan Traherne, a fiercely intelligent British secret agent flown into France during the second world war. Susan’s experiences among her war-time colleagues and over the two decades that follow are distilled in powerful scenes in this endlessly layered work about a woman of remarkable bravery, who cannot find in peacetime the values and relationships she cherished in war.

When it premiered at The Public in 1982 The New York Times called PLENTY, "an explosive theatrical vision of a world that was won and lost during and after World War II. A relentlessly gripping play" that

"punctures our conscience."

Five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux (Arcadia, Cyrano de Bergerac) directs this witty and profoundly moving drama, highly original in structure, about one woman’s struggle to lead a liberated life before the world was ready to set her free.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes with an intermission

Public Theater [Other]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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by Michael Dale - October 24, 2016
Those who have lived through it may agree that war is hell, but for the central character of David Hare's 1978 drama, Plenty, the excitement of confusing, distracting and demoralizing the Germans in occupied France was a slice of heaven compared with living as a woman in post-war England.
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2016
The Public Theater presents the first major New York revival of Plenty, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, October 4 and will now run through Thursday, December 1. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2016
The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23.
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2016
Directed by David Leveaux, David Hare's PLENTY, in its first major New York revival, is in previews now and running through Sunday, November 20, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20 at The Public Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2016
The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4.
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016
The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20.
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2016
The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20.