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Election Year in the Life of One Family, Play One: HUNGRY

LuEsther Hall

February 27 - April 3

Member tickets start at $35
Non-member tickets start at $60, plus fees

Running time: Approximately 1 hr & 45 minutes with no intermission

Post-show talkback: Wed March 9

In 2013, The Public proudly presented all four of the critically acclaimed The Apple Family Plays, a dramatic triumph The New York Times called, "a rare and radiant mirror of the way we live."

This season, Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson returns to The Public with HUNGRY, the first in a new three-play cycle introducing us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. These three plays unfold in real time and track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year.

To the rhythm of peeling, chopping and mixing, HUNGRY places us in the center of the Gabriel’s kitchen. The family discusses their lives and disappointments, and the world at large and nearby. As they struggle against the fear of being left behind, the family attempts to find resilience in the face of loss. 

Tickets to Play Two and Play Three will go on sale at a later date.

This work was supported by a Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative grant from the DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. Additional support for HUNGRY provided by THE EDGERTON FOUNDATION and THE BLANCHE & IRVING LAURIE FOUNDATION.


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World Premiere
Now extended: 
February 27th - April 3

Play One: HUNGRY
Written and Directed by Richard Nelson 
Featuring Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Amy Warren