Buzzer, about racial tensions in Brooklyn, will be directed by Obie winner Anne Kauffman (Somewhere Fun) and is scheduled to begin previews March 24. Performances will run through April 26 at the Public's Martinson Theater.
According to the Public, "Buzzer is a darkly funny, intensely gripping new play about love, fear and the high costs of choosing who we make a home with, and where."
Harvard-educated lawyer Jackson (Coleman) returns to his formerly tough Brooklyn neighborhood now "on the verge" of gentrification. When a childhood friend comes to crash, tensions mount between Jackson and his white girlfriend Suzy (Ferrer). "Stories of the neighborhood's dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in."
Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson currently writes for FX's "The Americans." Buzzer has played at the Goodman Theater, Pillsbury House Theater and The Guthrie. Her plays The Good Negro and The Story were both produced by the Public Theater.
Tickets are now available by calling (212) 967-7555 or visiting online at publictheater.org. The Public Theatre is located at 425 Lafayette St., Astor Place.