By popular demand, The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) has extended the American premiere of The Low Road, written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, The Low Road is part of The Public’s Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. The Low Road will now run through Sunday, April 8.
The complete cast of The Low Road features Tessa Albertson (Peg, Sister Elizabeth, Delilah Low); Max Baker (Farmer, Brother Pugh, Ed, Faraday); Kevin Chamberlin (Greasy-Haired Man, Martin, Isaac Low); Daniel Davis (Adam Smith); Crystal A. Dickinson (Old Tizzy, Mary Cleere, Ntombi); Gopal Divan (Duke of Buccleuch, Brother Amos, Pandit, Frederick); Harriet Harris (Mrs. Trewitt, Sister Comfort, Belinda, Margarita Low); Jack Hatcher (Young Jim); Josh Henderson (Violinist); Chukwudi Iwuji (John Blanke); Johnny Newcomb (Redcoat, Hessian, Court Officer); Chris Perfetti (Jim Trewitt); Susannah Perkins (Prostitute, Highwayman, Constance); Richard Poe (Shirley, Dick); Dave Quay (Manley, Hessian, Attendant, Court Officer); Aaron Michael Ray (Redcoat, Hessian, Court Officer); Joseph Soeder (Mohegan, Hessian, Court Officer); and Danny Wolohan (Slave Merchant, Poor Tim, Hessian, Ivan, LaGarde).
From Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris comes an epic play, featuring seventeen actors in fifty roles, examining the basic beliefs upon which we’ve built our economy and our country. Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America’s first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person’s profit is another’s loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality. Four-time Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Michael Greif directs this richly imaginative, riotously funny new play about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.
THE LOW ROAD features scenic design by David Korins; costume design by Emily Rebholz; lighting design by Ben Stanton; sound design by Matt Tierney; wig, hair, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova; and music composition by Mark Bennett.
Public Theater Partner, Supporter, Member, and single tickets, starting at $85, are available now and can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.
The performance schedule is Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.