Written and Directed by Richard Nelson
Commissioned by The Public Theater
Tony Award-winning playwright/director Richard Nelson returns to The Public with the world premiere of THE MICHAELS. Part of Nelson’s critically acclaimed RHINEBECK PANORAMA, which includes The Apple Family and The Gabriels, this new drama places the audience directly into the kitchen of Rose Michael, a celebrated choreographer. Dinner is cooked, modern dances are rehearsed, and the meal is eaten — all amidst conversations about art, death, family, dance, politics, the state of America, and how the world sees our country... and a host of everyday questions that make up the richness of ordinary life.
With grace and depth, Nelson once again creates an intricate, moving snapshot of modern-day America. Laced with humor and heartbreak, THE MICHAELS is a beautiful new play, illustrating the rich humanity within the incidental moments of one day.
SAT 10/19 7:30 PM Joseph Papp Free Preview
SUN 10/20 7:30 PM
TUE 10/22 7:00 PM
WED 10/23 7:30 PM
THU 10/24 7:30 PM
FRI 10/25 7:30 PM
SAT 10/26 7:30 PM
SUN 10/27 7:30 PM Opening Night
TUE 10/29 7:30 PM American Express Card Member performance, followed by a special post-show event.
WED 10/30 7:30 PM
THU 10/31 7:30 PM
FRI 11/01 7:30 PM
SAT 11/02 1:30 PM
SAT 11/02 7:30 PM
SUN 11/03 1:30 PM
SUN 11/03 7:30 PM
TUE 11/05 7:30 PM Talkback
WED 11/06 7:30 PM
THU 11/07 7:30 PM
FRI 11/08 7:30 PM
SAT 11/09 1:30 PM Open Caption
SAT 11/09 7:30 PM
SUN 11/10 1:30 PM
SUN 11/10 7:30 PM
TUE 11/12 7:30 PM
WED 11/13 7:30 PM
THU 11/14 7:30 PM
FRI 11/15 7:30 PM
SAT 11/16 1:30 PM Audio Described
SAT 11/16 7:30 PM
SUN 11/17 1:30 PM Sign Language
SUN 11/17 7:30 PM
TUE 11/19 7:30 PM
WED 11/20 7:30 PM Speaker Series
THU 11/21 7:30 PM
FRI 11/22 7:30 PM
SAT 11/23 1:30 PM
SAT 11/23 7:30 PM
SUN 11/24 1:30 PM
SUN 11/24 7:30 PM
TUE 11/26 7:30 PM
WED 11/27 1:30 PM
WED 11/27 7:30 PM
FRI 11/29 7:30 PM
SAT 11/30 1:30 PM
SAT 11/30 7:30 PM
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(Lucy Michael). NY theatre: These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea), Paris! (Irondale). Regional: An Inspector Calls (Maltz Jupiter), Venus in Fur (Virginia Stage Company), A Month in the Country (Williamstown), Much Ado About Nothing (The Old Globe). TV: “Elementary,” “The Good Fight,” “Alternatino” (season choreographer). Professional dance: Monica Bill Barnes & Co. (The Joyce, American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, among others), Keigwin + Co. (The Joyce). Education: The Juilliard School, Dance BFA. The Old Globe/USD, Acting MFA. charlottebydwell.com
(Irenie Walker). Broadway: Ring Round the Moon, Arcadia, Tartuffe: Born Again. Off-Broadway: Nikolai and the Others (LCT); Rodney’s Wife, The Uneasy Chair (Playwrights); Uncommon Women and Others (Second Stage); Aristocrats (MTC); The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, Fresh Horses (WPA). Regional: Age of Innocence (McCarter, Hartford), Bad Dates (Long Wharf), Rodney’s Wife (Williamstown). Film: The Baxter, Home Alone 3, Gremlins 2, A Shock to the System, Who’s That Girl, Sixteen Candles.
(Kate Harris). Returning “home” to The Public and Richard Nelson after The Gabriels and The Apple Family Plays. Recently at Irish Rep in Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy as Juno Boyle and Bessie Burgess. Other credits include Agnes of God, Sunday in the Park With George, Me and My Girl, The Crucible, St. Joan, Rodney’s Wife, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Project Shaw and Theater of War. TV/film: “Om City,” “Manifest,” The Family Fang, MAD, Little Women and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
(May Smith). Professional dance performance credits: Petal in My Shadow (Victori + Mo Gallery), WORK! (NY Live Arts), Captum Biomorfe (installation for Jonathan Hansen at Ideal Glass), Rive (14th St. YMCA/Salvatore Capezio Theater), Transmissions (exhibition by Nick Mauss at Whitney Museum), Interrobang (92nd St. YMCA), Song Books at Paula Cooper Gallery, Park Avenue Armory Gala 2017. Education: The Juilliard School, Dance BFA ’16.
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(David Michael). The Public: The Gabriels, The Apple Family Plays, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuff Happens. Hunter Theater Project: Uncle Vanya (Drama Desk Award, Best Actor). Guthrie Theater: Cyrano de Bergerac. His play, Unexplored Interior, was the inaugural production of the Mosaic Theater (Washington, D.C.). Television: “Manhunt: Lone Wolf,” “The Sinner,” “Sneaky Pete,” “True Detective.” Numerous Broadway shows, films, regional theatre, PBS documentaries and Theater of War.
(Rose Michael). Broadway: The Crucible, The Big Knife, Come Back Little Sheba, Pygmalion. Off-Broadway includes Mary Jane, Pocatello, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Obie), Talking Heads (Obie), Stuff Happens. Regional theatre includes more than 40 productions at Guthrie Theater including title roles in Medea and A Woman of No Importance. International: Peter Sellars’ The Children of Herakles. Film includes St. Vincent, The Winter’s Tale, Chronic, American Beauty, Soldier. Television includes “NOS4A2,” “Mildred Pierce,” “Law & Order” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”
(Sally Michael). The Public: Stuff Happens by David Hare. Recent Off-Broadway: Emma and Max written and directed by Todd Solondz (The Flea), An Ordinary Muslim by Hammaad Chaudry (NYTW). Other NYC theatre: Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner (world premiere, NYTW, Mark Taper Forum, BAM); The American Pilot by David Greig (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); O, Jerusalem by A.R. Gurney (The Flea). Film includes My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears/Hanif Kureishi) and Girl Six (Spike Lee). Co-founder of London-based Kali Theatre Company.
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