The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the first major New York revival of David Hare's Plenty this fall. The award-winning, post-World War II drama will be directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux and will feature previously announced Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll.
Joining the actors will be Pun Bandhu, Ken Barnett, Emily Bergl, Dani De Waal, Mike Iveson, Byron Jennings, LeRoy McClain, Tim Nicolai, Paul Niebanck, Ann Sanders, Benjamin Thys and Liesel Allen Yeager.
Performances are scheduled to begin October 4 and run through November 6, with an official press opening on October 20.
“Plenty is one of the great plays of the post-war era, and certainly its critical production was one of the high points of The Public Theater’s existence,” said artistic director Oskar Eustis in an earlier press statement. “Now, over 30 years later, Plenty is a story of optimism and disillusionment that carries an entirely new power. We are thrilled to be welcoming David Hare back to the theater that was his first American home.”
Originally directed by Hare himself, Plenty premiered at The Public in 1982 to critical acclaim. It transferred to Broadway the following year and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. It tells the story of a British secret agent, who will be played by Weisz, who flies into France during the Second World War. It is billed as an “endlessly layered work about a woman of remarkable bravery, who cannot find in peacetime the values and relationships she cherished in war.“
Plenty will feature scenic design by Mike Britton, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by David Weiner, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem and hair and wig design by Leah J. Loukas.
Public Theater member and partner tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette St.