Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? Opens at the Public March 16

News   Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? Opens at the Public March 16 Caryl Churchill's elliptical look at American and British politics, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, officially opens at the Public Theater March 16.

James MacDonald directs Scott Cohen and Samuel West in the two-hander, which began performances at the downtown venue March 5.

Cohen (Losing Louie, "Kissing Jessica Stein") and West (Richard II, Betrayal) portray veiled depictions of U.S. President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Presented in association with the Royal Court Theatre, where the work made its world premiere in 2006, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? marks the sixth of Churchill's plays to receive its U.S. premiere at the Public Theater.

The creative team features set design by Tony winner Eugene Lee, costumes by Tony Winner Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by Daniel Erdberg and original music by Matthew Herbert (Top Girls).

Director James MacDonald is also slated to direct Churchill's Top Girls, which will make its Broadway bow at MTC's Biltmore Theatre in April. Currently, Churchill is adapting her stage work A Number for an HBO Films-BBC Films collaboration. She is also the author of A Mouthful of Birds, Cloud Nine, Downstairs, Fen and Owners. Drunk Enough will continue through April 6 at the Public Theater. Tickets are available by calling (212) 539-8750 or by visiting www.publictheater.org.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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