The Public Closes The Square Nov. 18

News   The Public Closes The Square Nov. 18 The Square, presented by the Ma-Yi Theater Company and the Public Theater, will be closing Nov. 18. The theatrical event is made up of 16 short plays by some of America's foremost playwrights documenting the Asian American experience in the U.S. From the Civil War to present day.

The Square, presented by the Ma-Yi Theater Company and the Public Theater, will be closing Nov. 18. The theatrical event is made up of 16 short plays by some of America's foremost playwrights documenting the Asian American experience in the U.S. From the Civil War to present day.

Playwrights, half Asian-American and half not, include Bridget Carpenter, Ping Chong, Constance Congdon, Kia Cothron, Maria Irene Fornes, Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Robert O'Hara, Han Ong, Jose Rivera, Diana Son, Alice Tuan, Mac Wellman and Chay Yew.

The Ma-Yi Theater Company's artistic director Ralph Pena said in a statement, "The unique tack taken by each playwright in The Square expands the discourse on race beyond easy and familiar rhetoric."

The Ma-Yi theater Company is dedicated to producing new works about the Filipino-American and Asian American experience.

The Square runs through this weekend until Nov. 18. For tickets and information, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. — By Steve Luber