The world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' White Noise will now play an additional week at The Public Theater. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and the Public’s Master Writer Chair will return to the Off-Broadway theatre next month with a new play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract.
White Noise, helmed by Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, will begin performances March 5 for an extended engagement now scheduled through April 21.
The cast is made up of Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving (Romeo and Juliet on Broadway), Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces), and Zoë Winters (Last Match). The four play long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn, respectively—educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. When a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation.
Parks returns to The Public following her critically acclaimed trilogy Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2, & 3. Her other plays include Topdog/Underdog, In The Blood, Fucking A, and The Death of The Last Black Man In The Whole Entire World aka The Negro Book Of The Dead.
Parks is the author of the novel Getting Mother’s Body and the writer of the screenplays for Girl 6; Their Eyes Were Watching God; and Anemone Me. She has penned the screenplays for the films, currently in production, The United States vs. Billie Holiday and an adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son.