Following the 2 PM Oct. 5 performance of Brustein's comedy, producer Landesman, Public Theater artistic director Eustis and Hair director Paulus will take part in a discussion on the themes of the new work. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Brustein's comedy "examines the murky relationship between great writers and their proclivity to 'borrow' ideas and material, tracing Shakespeare's relationship with The Earl of Southampton, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Christopher Marlowe during the turbulent months before Marlowe's death," according to press notes.
Brian Robert Burns, Sean Dugan Lori Gardner and Stafford Clark-Price star in the work under the direction of Daniela Varon. Performances began Sept. 13 and will continue through Oct. 5.
The creative team includes Mike Billings (set and lighting design), Laura Crow (costume design) and Scott Killian (original music and sound design).
Tickets are available by phoning (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. The Abingdon Theatre Company is located at 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan.