Richard Foreman's Old-Fashioned Prostitutes Opens at the Public Theater May 7

Rocco Sisto, Stephanie Hayes, Alenka Kraigher, Nicolas Norena and David Skeist star in the Public Theater world premiere of Richard Foreman's Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance), which officially opens May 7 after previews that began April 30 Off-Broadway.

Rocco Sisto
Rocco Sisto

Written, directed and designed by avant-garde theatre-maker Foreman ( Idiot Savant), Old-Fashioned Prostitutes runs through June 2. It is presented in association with Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

The cast comprises Sisto ( Seminar, Amadeus The Bacchae) as Samuel, Hayes ( February House) as Gabriella, Kraigher ( Idiot Savant) as Suzie, performance artist Norena as Michelin Man and David Skeist ("Law & Order") as Alfredo.

Read's feature about Foreman and his latest play here.

According to the Public, "Snapshots from an enigmatic fairy-tale in which Suzie, the elusive coquette, brings Samuel to his knees — from where he worships a life he only half understands, Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) is an expressionistic chamber-play that twists emotional heartache into a landscape of continual mental invention."

The production has costume design by Gabriel Berry and lighting design by Yael Lubetzky.

For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

The complete cast
The complete cast (Photo by Joan Marcus)