Friday, April 24, 2020

The Apple Family returns in a new play—STREAM IT FOR FREE ON APRIL 29 IN A WORLD PREMIERE TO BENEFIT THE PUBLIC THEATER

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT

RICHARD NELSON'S NEW ADDITION TO THE ACCLAIMED RHINEBECK PANORAMA STREAMS FOR FREE ON APRIL 29 IN A WORLD PREMIERE TO BENEFIT THE PUBLIC THEATER.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT? will feature the return of the original Apple Family performing from their homes including Jon DeVries (Benjamin), Stephen Kunken (Tim), Sally Murphy (Jane), Maryann Plunkett (Barbara), Laila Robins (Marian), and Jay O. Sanders (Richard).

For the past 10 years, The Public has been presenting Richard Nelson’s minimalist epic, The Rhinebeck Panorama, which includes The Apple FamilyPlays, The Gabriels, and The Michaels. Now, in the midst of our unsettled world, The Apple Family, last seen in 2014, return, though not over the dinner table, but via Zoom. This hour-long play picks up with them during their now suspended and quarantined lives. They talk about grocery shopping, friends lost, new ventures on a hoped-for horizon—all at a time when human conversation (and theater) may be more needed than ever before.

ACCESS THE PLAY FOR FREE:
World Premiere
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30PM EST
WHERE:
The Public Theater YouTube Channel or Website

REVISIT THE APPLE FAMILY AND THE GABRIELS
Available now through May 5.

In advance of the live premiere, Richard Nelson’s four original THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS and THE GABRIELS trilogy are now available to stream for free in the New York Metro area on THIRTEEN’s Theater Close-Up website: thirteen.org/theatercloseup