The Public Theater and Donmar Warehouse's New York premiere of Privacy officially opens July 18 following previews that began July 2. Stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe stars in the boundary-pushing work inspired by a post-Edward Snowden view on privacy and technology.
The new play is co-created by James Graham and Josie Rourke, and invites audiences to use their phones during performances. Privacy is written by Graham, with direction by Rourke, and is playing through August 14 in the Public's Newman Theater.
Radcliffe stars as “The Writer” and is joined by fellow cast members De’Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian, Michael Countryman, Rachel Dratch and Reg Rogers, playing an ensemble of real-life politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed to the show.
Here’s how the theatre bills the new play: “Privacy explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy (Radcliffe), who arrives in the city to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away. The play uncovers what our technological choices reveal about who we are, what we want and who’s keeping track of it all. This provocative theatrical event will ask audiences to charge their phones, leave them ON during the performance and to embark on a fascinating dive online and into a new reality where we’re all connected…for better or worse.”
Take a look at photos of Radcliffe and the cast in Privacy:
First Look at Daniel Radcliffe in Privacy
Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan.
(Updated July 18, 2016)