On Oct. 26 the Public will offer "Drama Club: Seagulls" at 7 PM at Joe's Pub. Cynthia Nixon and Rinne Groff will lead the cast of the rarely seen one-act by Caryl Churchill. According to the Public, "When Valery uses her telekinetic powers to thwart a shoplifter, she becomes a global celebrity. But where did her powers come from, and what happens if they fade? In Seagulls, one of our greatest living playwrights explores the power and the danger of extraordinary abilities."
"Fun Home" author Alison Bechdel will join "Fortress of Solitude" author Jonathan Lethem Oct. 27 at 7 PM in the Newman Theater. The evening, which will explore the adaptation of their respective graphic novels into stage musicals, will feature performances from the stage productions of their works.
In addition, the Public will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall Nov. 9 at 7 PM in an evening to feature Salman Rushdie, Wallace Shawn and David Remnick, who will read Vaclav Havel's play Protest.
Public Theater Member tickets for the Fall Public Forums are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 19. For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit publictheater.org.