Single tickets for In the Blood, Hamlet and Space, the fall 1999 productions by The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, go on sale Oct. 22.
In the Blood, Suzan-Lori Parks' modern take on "The Scarlet Letter," featuring Charlayne Woodard in the Hester role, begins Nov. 2 and continues to Dec. 5. An opening night has not yet been determined.
The In the Blood cast, directed by David Esbjornson, includes Rob Campbell, Gail Grate, Bruce MacVittie, Reggie Montgomery and Dierdre O'Connell.
Woodard is known for her roles in Broadway's Ain't Misbehavin', the Public's Twelfth Night, and her one-woman shows, Neat and Pretty Fire.
Writer-director Tina Landau's Space, an image-rich rumination on the beyond, a hit at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, begins previews at the Martinson Hall Nov. 16. Official opening is Dec. 5. The cast of Space, about a scientist grappling with the idea of worlds beyond our own (and patients with experiences beyond), includes Teagle F. Bougere, Andersen Gabrych, Tom Irwin, Larry Keith, Theresa McCarthy, Amy Morton, Kristine Nielsen and Dan Smith.
Hamlet, the Shakespeare classic, beginning previews Nov. 22 at the Newman Theatre, features Liev Schreiber as the melancholy Dane and Diane Venora as mother Gertrude. Opening night is Dec. 12.
The cast of Hamlet includes David Wilson Barnes, Christian Camargo (Horatio), Justin Campbell, Lynn Collins (Ophelia), Michael Early, Colm Feore (Claudius), Dion Flynn, Jonathan Fried, Andrew Garman, Adam Greer, Marc Gwinn, Francis Jue, Richard Libertini (Polonius), Hamish Linklater (Laertes), George Morfogen (The Player King), Robert Alexander Owens, Jeremy Shamos, Wendy Rich Stetson and Robin Weigert.
Tickets are available at The Public Theater box office, 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan, or by calling (212) 239-6200.
-- By Kenneth Jones