The Public Theater's Studio Program, with $10 Tix, Kicks Off Tonight

News   The Public Theater's Studio Program, with $10 Tix, Kicks Off Tonight
The Public Theater kicks off the return of Public Studio Feb. 20. Now in its second year, the program presents two new plays in repertory, Fidelis by Christina Gorman and Ping Pong by Rogelio Martinez.

The plays run through March 1 in the Public's Shiva Theater and are presented as pared-down productions with all tickets priced at $10.

“In our second year of Public Studio, we are delighted to welcome two thrilling writers, Christina Gorman and Rogelio Martinez,” said associate artistic director Mandy Hackett in an earlier statement. “Both writers are turning to history to spin challenging tales of power and justice. The writers are daring and bold and we are galvanized to see the writers grapple with our history and larger political landscape in such ambitious and theatrical ways.”

Set in 1966, Gorman's Fidelis is a drama about a 20-year-old who enters the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam. Upon his return, the very force he was fighting for becomes his greatest enemy.

In the funny and imaginative Ping Pong, Martinez draws upon real life U.S.-China relations and the groundbreaking table tennis tournament that impacted the world of politics.

Public Studio reflects the theatre's mission in supporting new and emerging artists in continuing to make new work accessible to all audiences. All tickets to Fidelis and Ping Pong are $10 and can be purchased now by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette St., Astor Place.

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