ARGUENDO TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are now on sale!
Regular Price: $66.50-76.50
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Regular price includes $1.50 facility fee. Standard service fees apply to phone and online orders.
Please note: ARGUENDO contains nudity.
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Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Subject to availability, $20 rush tickets for Arguendo will be available at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater starting at 6pm for evening performances and 1pm for matinees. Limit two tickets per person. Cash only.
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Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo--EXTENDED!
“COOL, OBSESSIVE GENIUS!
Wittily inventive – ARGUENDO is one of those shows that keeps growing richer
and more insightful in the remembrance. Count me in if Elevator Repair Service
decides to take on the phone book as its next project.”
- The New York Times
Click here to read Ben Brantley's full review!
A spirited defense of free expression – as heartfelt as it is silly.”
- Entertainment Weekly
Sharp, dynamic, consistently witty staging from John Collins and perfectly
pitched deadpan performances from his ERS actors.”
- New York Observer
Elevator Repair Service's
Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins
Featuring Maggie Hoffman, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Susie Sokol, Ben Williams
NOW - October 27
Last year, The Public Theater co-produced GATZ (a unique word-for-word staging of The Great Gatsby), created and performed by Elevator Repair Service (ERS), one of America's most acclaimed theater ensembles. This season, The Public reunites with ERS for a co-production of ARGUENDO, a playful riff on the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre. In this provocative case, a group of exotic dancers, citing the First Amendment, challenged a ban on public nudity. ERS stages the oral argument of the case verbatim with their signature theatricality, wit and physical precision. The production design features a breathtaking swirl of animated text projections by celebrated visual artist, Ben Rubin.
ARGUENDO is designed to be a thought-provoking piece of theater, and performances will often be followed by talkbacks with constitutional law scholars and journalists who write about the court. These talkbacks will not only give audiences a chance to learn more about the history of the case but also give them a chance to participate in the discussion that the Court has begun.
Elevator Repair Service creates original works, with an ongoing ensemble, that explore and challenge the fundamentals of live performance.
ARGUENDO was co-commissioned by The Public Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. ARGUENDO was workshopped at The Public's 2013 Under the Radar Festival and was developed in part at New York Theatre Workshop, Abrons Art Center, and Vineyard Arts Project. Arguendo was made possible, in part, with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.