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Friday, February 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 21 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 27 at 2pm
Saturday, February 28 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1 at 2pm

Shiva Theater

Note: this production contains strobes and loud noises.

The Public’s Studio series of staged workshops of new and groundbreaking plays kicks off a new season with Christina Gorman’s stunner FIDELIS.

In 1966, twenty-year old Nick Edwards enters the Marine Corps with only the barest notion of who he is or what he’s worth. The Corps trains him, shapes him, makes him, and sends him to Vietnam. It’s only when Nick returns stateside that he meets his most insidious enemy: the Marine Corps itself. When loyalty and honor are rewarded with denial and silence, what is the immense toll it takes on a man’s soul? A powerful, provocative examination of a darker chapter of our country's history, FIDELIS is a must see new drama about the courage of our convictions and standing up for what is right. Leah C. Gardiner (The Loneliness of the Long Distrance Runner, generations) directs.

Christina Gorman is an alumna of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. Her plays have been produced at American Blues Theater, Hangar Theatre, Prospect Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival, Stageworks/Hudson, Samuel French Short Play Festival, Spark & Echo Productions, and Stella Adler Studios.  Her plays have also been developed/presented at Geva Theatre Center, hotInk International Festival, Luna Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, New Harmony Project, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, and |the claque|.  Her awards include an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, Blue Ink Playwriting Award, Samuel French Short Play Festival Award. She is an American Blues Theater Artistic Affiliate, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, Ensemble Studio Theater New Voices Fellow, and Women’s Project Playwrights Lab Alumna. 

PUBLIC STUDIO is made possible with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Time Warner Foundation.

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By Christina Gorman
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner


Featuring McKinley Belcher III, Dan Domingues, Katie Flahive, Nick Lehane, Nikiya Mathis, Seth D. Moore, and Chris Stack


Set Designer Raul Abrego
Costume Designer Arnulfo Maldonado
Lighting Designer Amith Chandrashaker
Sound Designer Nicholas Pope