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Public Premieres

Highlights from the Public’s New Work Now! festival, which spotlights political plays by Israeli, Arab, and American playwrights. (October 23–November 6; free; call 212-967-7555 for reservations and details.)

  1. 1. Things We Want

    Ethan Hawke directs Jonathon Marc Sherman’s new work about a heartbroken cooking-school dropout who moves back into his family’s apartment.

  2. 2. Celebrity Row

    Itamar Moses’s political play about famous residents in Colorado’s Supermax prison (Ted Kaczynski and Timothy McVeigh, among others). Directed by Oskar Eustis, the Public’s new artistic leader.

  3. 3. O Jerusalem

    A. R. Gurney’s new drama about a State Department official who becomes involved in Middle Eastern politics about the time of 9/11.


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