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News Public Theater's Controversy Delays Opening a Week Due to the addition of a new cast member, the Public Theater has delayed the first performance of The Controversy of Valladolid, an English-language translation of a play by Jean-Claude Carriere.

Previews, which were originally scheduled to begin Feb. 8, will begin Feb. 15. Jon DeVries departed the production, causing the postponement.

The play is set during "a time when the Catholic Church had the right to determine whether or not you were human. In a 15th-century Spanish monastery, the fate of millions of American natives from an ocean away hangs precariously in the balance."

Richard Nelson, who wrote the translation, is the author of many plays, including Goodnight Children Everywhere, Franny's Way, Rodney's Wife and James Joyce's The Dead. David Jones directs.

The cast includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gerry Bamman, Herb Foster, William S. Huntley III, Jeremy Michael Kuszel, Ron Moreno, Monica Salazar, Steven Skybell, Josef Sommer and Graham Winton.

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