By Adam Hetrick
28 Oct 2013
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
André Gregory stages the American premiere of the play that features Shawn (Aunt Dan and Lemon, "My Dinner With Andre," "The Princess Bride"), Julie Hagerty, Emily Cass McDonnell, Kristina Mueller and Jennifer Tilly.
Performances continue through Nov. 24.
Here's how the Public bills the piece: "Shawn's most outlandish work to date, Grasses of a Thousand Colors, is a disturbing and anomalously beautiful play that explores the role of human beings in nature and the role of nature in human beings, sexuality being as Shawn says, 'nature's most obvious footprint in the human soul.' The play's central character is a doctor who believes he has solved world hunger when he figures out how to rejigger the metabolisms of animals to tolerate eating their own kind. This has unexpected consequences. The play tells a story about the doctor, his wife, and his lovers, that is also a story about human beings and animals and the planet we live on."
For further information phone (212) 967-7555, or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.