A Controversy Breaks Out at the Public Theater, as Carriere Play Opens Feb. 27

News   A Controversy Breaks Out at the Public Theater, as Carriere Play Opens Feb. 27 The Public Theater production of The Controversy of Valladolid, an English-language translation of a play by Jean-Claude Carriere, will have its opening on Feb. 27 after previews from Feb. 15.

Previews were originally to have begun on Feb. 8, but were delayed for a week due to the departure of Jon DeVries from the cast. The play is set during "a time when the Catholic Church had the right to determine whether or not you were human. In a 15th-century Spanish monastery, the fate of millions of American natives from an ocean away hangs precariously in the balance."

Richard Nelson, who wrote the translation, is the author of many plays, including Goodnight Children Everywhere, Franny's Way, Rodney's Wife and James Joyce's The Dead. David Jones directs.

The cast includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gerry Bamman, Herb Foster, William S. Huntley III, Jeremy Michael Kuszel, Ron Moreno, Monica Salazar, Steven Skybell, Josef Sommer and Graham Winton.

A scene from <i>The Controversy of Valladolid</i>
A scene from The Controversy of Valladolid Photo by Michal Daniel