The Library, Scott Z. Burns' new drama about violence in America and the narratives shaped in the aftermath of tragedy that is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, officially opens Off-Broadway April 15 after previews that began March 25 at The Public Theater.
The Library will continue through April 27 in the Newman Theater.
"I wanted to write a play about the stories we tell each other in the face of calamity – the pretty lies and the brutal truths. This is something Steven and I have discussed over the last decade while making movies – What is the value of the truth? What is the cost of a lie? How does a story drift as it moves through time?" Burns said in an earlier statement. "I am grateful for Steven and Chloë's collaboration – and we are all grateful that The Public Theater has given us a home. I can think of no better frame for what we are attempting than The Public."
Here's how the play is billed: "After Caitlin Gabriel (Moretz) survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh returns to the stage with this bold and chilling world premiere that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us."
"The Library is about one of the most disturbing and important issues of our times – gun violence. The theatre, like our nation, needs to deal with this," Public artistic director Oskar Eustis added. "We are thrilled to welcome Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns, two magnificent cinematic masters, to The Public Theater. Chloë Grace Moretz is one of the most exciting young actors we have, and this production promises to be an extraordinary event."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You