Not long after Manhattan Theatre Club wraps up its Off-Broadway engagement of Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake, Theater Breaking Through Barriers will present another play in the playwright's trilogy—Public Servant. Directed by Geordie Broadwater, the Off-Broadway production at Theatre Row will, as with all TBTB productions, feature both able-bodied actors and artists with disabilities.
Public Servant will begin performances May 25 with casting and a full production team to be announced at a later date. The show will officially open June 6.
In Public Servant, Ed has been newly elected as County Commissioner and with his daughter by his side, he is going to change the world—or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is for a city inspector to sign off on some paperwork. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?
Brunstetter is a writer and co-producer on NBC's Emmy-winning This Is Us. Her play The Cake is scheduled to play MTC through March 31; her other plays include Going to a Place Where You Already Are, Cutie and Bear, A Long and Happy Life, Oohrah!, and Be A Good Little Widow.
TBTB is now heading into its 40th season. For more information on the company and its upcoming production of Public Servant, visit TBTB.org.