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The Cocktail Hour

Oct 17 - 26, 2014

A well-to-do family becomes shaken and stirred when their middle-aged son announces he’s written a play about them. Filled with Martini dry wit and banter, don’t miss this entertaining and intelligent comedy about a family on the rocks starring Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese (from NBC’s E.R.), last seen at The Public Theatre in On Golden Pond.

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I Married an Alien!

Nov 7 - 9, 2014

Have you ever looked at your husband and thought, “What planet is he from?”  Well, you can bet he’s wondered the same about you! Ida Le Clair, (officially named the “funniest woman in Maine”), gives her hilarious advice on love, marriage and what to do when the double-wide’s feeling too small for the both of you. 

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A Christmas Carol

Dec 12 - 14, 2014

Don’t miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! Rediscover the magic of theatre, when six actors and a fiddler bring Charles Dickens’ classic story to life in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. All children 18 and under only $5!

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2014 15 Temp show Vanya

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2015

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, this hit Broadway comedy was hailed as "hugely entertaining" (USA Today), and "deliriously funny" (NY Times).  Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia (named after Chekhov charachters by their hyper-educated parents) live uneventful lives in Bucks County, PA until thier self-absorbed movie-star sister Masha returns home for the weekend with her 20-something boy-toy Spike in tow to shake things up.

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2014 15 Temp show Mullingar

Outside Mullingar

Mar 13 - 22, 2015

Nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play!  Next door neighbors Anthony and Rosemary have seemed destined for each other since childhood, but they're Irish and stubborn to the core.  Will these two lonely souls cross the plot of land that separates them and take a chance on love?  

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2014 15 Temp show Sunshine

The Sunshine Boys

May 1 - 10, 2015

The legendary comedy team of Lewis and Clark are no longer speaking to each other on or off the stage.  But when these cranky comics are convinced to reunite for a TV special, who will get the last laugh?  Can they get through their most famous sketch one last time without killing each other?  Don't miss Neil Simon's comic masterpiece about showbiz, aging, and the true meaning of friendship.

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2014 15 Temp show Bodyology

Bodyology

May 18, 2015

Perfect for children and their families as well as school groups, The National Bodyology Tour is an exciting hour long performance starring PBS's Slim Goodbody exploring the inner workings of the human body along with the health practices required to care for it.  Perfect for Grades 1-6, this inventive multi-media...

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sep 26 - 28, 2014

The Public Theatre will be hosting the extraordinary global MANHATTAN SHORT film festival September 26, 27 & 28. Ten short films selected from over 600 entries from around the world will be screened across the world and in all 50 states over a one week period and each audience member will be asked to turn in their vote for the winner.

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The Cocktail Hour: a deliciously potent comedy about family.

10/16/2014 2:05am

The Public Theatre officially opens its season with A.R. Gurney’s insightful and intelligent comedy, The Cocktail Hour, running Oct 17th – 26th. Mix two middle-aged children, their parents and alcohol and prepare to be shaken with laughter and emotionally stirred. The pre-dinner cocktail is a revered ritual in this well-to-do family, but when their middle-aged son comes home to announce he’s written a play about his parents, they quickly become a family on the rocks. Filled with Martini dry wit and banter, don’t miss this entertaining and potent comedy starring Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese (from NBC’s E.R.), last seen at The Public Theatre in On Golden Pond.

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