Rachel Weisz Plenty Begins Tonight at the Public

News   The Public’s Revival of Plenty, with Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight
 
The award-winning, post-World War II drama is directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux Off-Broadway.
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Performances begin October 4 for the first major New York revival of David Hare's Plenty at The Public Theater. The award-winning, post-World War II drama is directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux and stars Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll.

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The cast also includes 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. The production will officially open October 20 and has been extended to run through November 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.

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, 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 features 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.

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.

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