The Low Road extends at the Public Theater

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris' world premiere of The Low Road will now play its final performance at the Public Theater on April 8, 2018.

Harriet Harris and the Cast of The Low Road

The Public Theater has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere of The Low Road, written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif. The Low Road began previews at the Public's Anspacher Theater on February 13, 2018, officially opened on March 7, and will now play through to April 8, 2018 (instead of April 1).

Synopsis: "The Low Road examines 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. The Low Road is about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity."

The cast of sixteen actors who portray fifty roles in the new epic drama includes Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (as Mrs. Trumpet / Belinda / Mrs. Low), Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin (as Low / Greasy Haired Man / Martin), Tessa Albertson (as Delilah / Peg / Pansy), Max Baker (as Sir Edward / Reverend Pugh / Faraday), Tony Award nominee Daniel Davis (as Smith), Crystal Dickinson (as Old Tizzie / Ntambi / Mary), Gopal Divan (as Pandit / Buccleuch / Freddie), Jack Hatcher (as Young Jim), Josh Henderson (as Musician), Chukwudi Iwuji (as Blanke), Johnny Newcomb (as Hessian / Townsperson), Chris Perfetti (as Jim), Susannah Perkins (as Constance), Richard Poe (as Dick / Shirley), Dave Quay (as Manley / Hessian), and Danny Wolohan (as Ivan / LeGarde / Many / Merchant / Poor Tim), with Aaron Michael Ray and Joseph Soeder.

The creative team features music composition by Mark Bennett, 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 design J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova.

The Low Road Tickets are available now for performances through to April 8, 2018.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)