Illyria

Illyria

The Public Theater continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson.

Performances are staged at the Public's Anspacher Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 50mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Illyria:

It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new "palace of art". And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds and anger from the city's powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family – one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.

By:
Richard Nelson
Producer:
Public Theater
Director:
Richard Nelson
Lighting:
Jennifer Tipton
Sound:
Scott Lehrer
Design:
Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West
Costume:
Susan Hilferty
Cast list:
John Magaro (as Joseph Papp), Rosie Benton (as Colleen Dewhurst), Will Brill (as Bernie Gersten), Kristen Connolly (as Peggy Papp), Blake DeLong (as David Amram), Emma Duncan (as Gladys Vaughan), Naian González Norvind (as Mary Bennett), Fran Kranz (as Merle Debuskey), John Sanders (as Stuart Vaughan), and Max Woertendyke (John Robertson)
Illyria Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 22, 2017
Opening date: 
October 30, 2017
Closes: 
December 10, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday1:30pm7:30pm
Sunday1:30pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Illyria Review

Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, and currently enjoying its world premiere at The Public Theater, is a biographical look at The Public’s founder, Joseph Papp, and his struggles to establish the iconic New York Shakespeare Festival. It’s a dramatic tale filled with ambition, creativity, genius, pride, politics, manipulation, celebrity and historically significant events from 60... Read more