The Low Road now at The Public Theater has one of the best First Acts I have ever seen. It is filled with twists, turns, sleight of hand, surprises and deceptions. It grabs you by the hand and swoops you into its areas before you have a chance to think. In addition, it comes equipped with a dandy cliffhanger. The First Act, however, is followed by the Second Act. This particular Second Act... Read more
The Low Road
The Public Theater continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere of The Low Road, written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.
Performances are staged at the Public's Anspacher Theater.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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The Low Road is an epic play, featuring sixteen 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. The Low Road is about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.