Buzzer, about racial tensions in Brooklyn, began previews March 24. The new play is directed by Obie winner Anne Kauffman (Somewhere Fun), with performances set to run through April 26.
In the play Harvard-educated lawyer Jackson (Coleman) returns to his formerly tough Brooklyn neighborhood now "on the verge" of gentrification. When a childhood friend comes to crash, fresh out of rehab, tensions mount between Jackson and his white girlfriend Suzy (Ferrer). "The trio quickly becomes trapped between the tensions inside their own home and the dangers that may lurk outside. Anne Kauffman directs this electrifying New York premiere about love, fear, and the uncomfortable price of privilege," according to press notes.
Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson currently writes for FX's "The Americans." Buzzer has played at the Goodman Theater, Pillsbury House Theater and The Guthrie. Her earlier works The Good Negro and The Story were both produced by the Public Theater.
Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or visiting online at publictheater.org. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette St., Astor Place.