Satellites Orbit Brooklyn in Diana Son's New Play, Opening June 18

News   Satellites Orbit Brooklyn in Diana Son's New Play, Opening June 18 Satellites, the new play by Diana Son, whose Stop Kiss was previously embraced at the Public, opens at the same theatre June 18. Previews began on May 30. Sandra Oh of "Grey's Anatomy" stars.
Sandra Oh in Satellites.
Sandra Oh in Satellites. Photo by Michal Daniel

According to the Public, the play is about "new parents Nina and Miles [played by Sandra Oh and Kevin Carroll], an interracial couple, [who] move into a transforming neighborhood in Brooklyn. They have a new house, a new baby, and only one of them has a job. Old friends and new strangers come into their lives, testing their instincts on who to trust and why. Hilarious and heart-rending complications ensue around questions of parenting, racial identity, community and the way we live now…" The Brooklyn-set play, directed by Michael Greif, also features Johanna Day (Tony Award nominee for Proof), Ron Cephas Jones (Public's Richard III), Satya Lee (Off-Broadway's Tokyo Can Can 2) and Clarke Thorell (Hairspray).

Satellites was commissioned by The Public Theater. In 2004, it was presented in "New Work Now!," The Public's nationally recognized annual series that showcases new work from emerging and established artists. The world premiere is part of The Public's 50th anniversary season.

The creative team includes scenic designer Mark Wendland, costume designer Miranda Hoffman, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Walter Trarbach and Tony Smolenski IV, and original music by Michael Friedman.

Satellites will play Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and Sunday at 7 PM. There will be no performance 2 PM June 3. There will be post-show discussions on June 7 and June 27.

Tickets are $50 and are on sale now at The Public Theater box office, 425 Lafayette Street; online at www.publictheater.org; and via Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200.

From Left: Sandra Oh, Kevin Carroll and Clarke Thorell in <i>Satellites</i>.
From Left: Sandra Oh, Kevin Carroll and Clarke Thorell in Satellites. Photo by Michal Daniel