PHOTO CALL: Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide at the Public

News   PHOTO CALL: Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide at the Public
The New York premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, starring Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper and Stephen Spinella, began previews Off-Broadway March 23 at the Public Theater.

Michael Greif, who staged the world premiere of the play at the Guthrie Theater in 2009, also directs the Off-Broadway bow of the four-hour work (presented with two intermissions), in which a family patriarch gathers his own children around him to vote whether or not he should commit suicide.

Here is a first look at the production:

The Intelligent Homosexual's Gude will officially open May 5 for a run through June 12 in the Newman Theater.

The cast includes Cristofer, Emond, Esper, Spinella, Steven Pasquale, K. Todd Freeman, Hettienne Park, Molly Price, Matt Servitto, Danielle Skraastad and Brenda Wehle.

Here's how The Complete Homosexual's Guide is billed: "In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and cousin of the late New York Congressman Vito Marcantonio, summons his three adult children to the family’s Brooklyn brownstone - to vote on the question of his committing suicide. The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide… explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable."

For tickets, priced $75, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan

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