PHOTO CALL: The Singing Forest, with Dukakis and Groff, at the Public

News   PHOTO CALL: The Singing Forest, with Dukakis and Groff, at the Public
The New York premiere of Craig Lucas' The Singing Forest began performances at the the Public Theater April 10.

Mark Wing-Davey directs a cast that includes Olympia Dukakis ("Moonstruck"), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, A Prayer for My Enemy), Randy Harrison (Edward the Second, "Queer as Folk"), Louis Cancelmi (Blasted), Mark Blum (Twelve Angry Men), Rob Campbell (Small Tragedy), Pierre Epstein (Plenty), Deborah Offner (Rebel Women) and Susan Pourfar (The Poor Itch).

The Singing Forest, according to press notes, "investigates how history collides with the human heart in [Lucas'] funniest and most poignant work to date. The Riemans are your typical American family: they haven't spoken to each other in decades. Severed by deeply buried secrets from the Holocaust, these endearing individuals are desperate to stay out of contact with each other. Their story takes you on a passage from today's world of Starbucks, celebrity and therapy to Freud's inner circle in Vienna and to Paris at the end of WWII. This is a classic inter-generational story that both moves and transports, sweeping through one family’s journey to reconcile their past."

Here is a look at the production, which opens April 28 and continues through May 17:


For tickets, priced $60-$70, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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