PHOTO CALL: Political Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen in D.C. with Opening of Hare Play at Public

News   PHOTO CALL: Political Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen in D.C. with Opening of Hare Play at Public Stuff Happens, the well-covered play by David Hare about the American and British governments during the run-up to the current Iraq war, made its much publicized New York debut at The Public Theater on April 13.
From Top: David Hare and Nichole Farhi; Carolyn McCormack and Byron Jennings.
From Top: David Hare and Nichole Farhi; Carolyn McCormack and Byron Jennings.

Taking its name from a oft-repeated quote from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld—who was speaking about the looting of Baghdad after the American invasion—the play uses a unique blend of documented dialogue and quotes mixed with Hare’s pointed imagination to create a fictional reality that probes the decision making that leads to war. At left, playwright Hare and wife Nicole Farhi, as well as Carolyn McCormick and actor Byron Jennings, are seen after the performance. Below, cast members Peter Francis James, Gloria Reuben and Jay O. Sanders are seen at the opening night party for Stuff Happens at the Union Square Ballroom in New York City.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben


From Left: Peter Francis James, Gloria Reuben and Jay O. Sanders.
From Left: Peter Francis James, Gloria Reuben and Jay O. Sanders.