Gaza Crisis Inspires The Human Scale at Joe's Pub March 17

By Adam Hetrick
March 17, 2010

Lawrence Wright's The Human Scale begins an engagement at Joe's Pub March 17 under the direction of Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis.

The four-performance developmental run plays to March 20. The work offers "an unsparing and graphic exploration of the ongoing crisis in Gaza."

The piece was first workshopped by The Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law.

"Larry Wright is a brilliant journalist, an eloquent writer, and a beautiful performer," Eustis said in a statement. "The Human Scale is, quite simply, indispensable; it's the best reporting on and analysis of the crisis in Gaza available to us."

Wright, a staff writer for The New Yorker, co-wrote the screenplay for 1998's "The Siege" and the Showtime movie "Noriega: God's Favorite," among others. My Trip to Al Quaeda is being made into a documentary film by Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney. Wright's books include "City Children, Country Summer"; "In the New World: Growing Up with America, 1960 1984"; "Saints & Sinners"; "Remembering Satan"; "Twins: Genes, Environment, and the Mystery of Identity"; and "God's Favorite."

For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.