Check out brand new production photos of Suzan-Lori Parks' Plays for the Plague Year, which is currently playing an encore run at The Public Theater's Joe's Pub for a limited engagement, following its initial production last November. Preview performances began April 5, and opening night is slated for April 18.
Parks reprises her performance as The Writer, and director Niegel Smith is also back to helm and choreograph. The work is the culmination of Parks' project writing a play a day throughout the COVID shutdown.
The encore run also features returning company members Leland Fowler, Danyel Fulton, Greg Keller, Orville Mendoza, Lauren Molina, and Martín Solâ, along with newcomer Rona Figueroa. Rounding out the company as understudies are Edward Astor Chin, Joe Osheroff, Danea Osseni, and Nathan M. Ramsey.
See the production photos below.
Plays for the Plague Year features scenic and projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Rodrigo Muñoz, lighting design by Ania Washington, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. Ric Molina is music director, and has supplied vocal and instrumental arrangements. Buzz Cohen is production stage manager.
The Public is also hosting the world premiere of Parks' musical adaptation of the film The Harder They Come, playing the Newman Theatre through April 9. Parks is a Pulitzer winner for her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog, which recently played a 20th anniversary Broadway revival directed by Kenny Leon. Her other works include Betting on the Dust Commander, Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3, and Sally & Tom.