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A Christmas Carol is also on sale now, and not part of the subscription.

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Wait Until Dark

Oct 16 - 25, 2015

by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

A heart-pounding new adaptation of this suspense-filled classic.

A blind, yet capable, woman finds herself unknowingly in danger when a group of con-men enter her apartment. As the climax builds, she must outmaneuver her tormentors by turning her disability to her advantage and “wait until dark” to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - Live!

Nov 6 - 8, 2015

based on the book by John Gray

The earth shakes with laughter when Mars and Venus collide in this hilarious one-man-comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade. 

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A Christmas Carol

Dec 11 - 13, 2015

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Christopher Schario

Re-discover the classic story told in a way you've never imagined and will never forget, or continue your tradition.  Either way, you won't want to miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! All children 18 and under only $5!

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The Ladies Foursome

Jan 22 - 31, 2016

by Norm Foster

Imagine “Sex and the City” on a golf course.

Directed by two-time Tony Award winning actress Judith Ivey. Imagine “Sex and the City” on a golf course, when four smart and sassy women play 18-holes of golf in this hilarious, fast-paced new comedy celebrating the special bonds of friendship that link women together.

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What Rhymes with America

Mar 11 - 20, 2016

by Melissa James Gibson

“People don’t like change. What they really love is the same in disguise.”

This funny and touching comedy-drama centers around a recently divorced dad as he struggles to repair his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter while dipping his toe in the dating scene after 22 years, and wondering if he’s forgotten how to kiss. Befriended by a struggling actress and an endearingly awkward middle-aged virgin, these quirky characters experience the poignant vulnerability of desperately wanting something new and the risks they must take to move forward in their lives. Don't miss the New England premiere of this heartbreaking and hilarious off-Broadway hit.

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Crossing Delancey

May 6 - 15, 2016

by Susan Sandler

Who needs when your grandmother knows a matchmaker?

Izzy is a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman with a doting 80 year old grandmother (“Bubbie”) who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. Giving cupid a nudge, this irascible granny hires a matchmaker and sets out to find her granddaughter the perfect mate. But will Sam, the neighborhood pickle man, be the kind of man Izzy has in mind? Don’t miss this charming and heartwarming family comedy.

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African Adventure Tales

May 22, 2016

by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

Two funny folktales from Africa come to life with stunning puppetry!

Crabgrass brings the traditional tales "Koi and the Kola Nuts," and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" to life through innovative puppetry, spectacular scenery, and infectious music. 

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Tickets are now on sale for our first presentation of the 2015-16 Season - The Manhattan Short Film Festival

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Attention all film lovers and film makers:

The Public Theatre will be hosting the extraordinary global MANHATTAN SHORT film festival. 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 as an audience member YOU will get to cast your vote for the winner.

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The 2014-15 Season ended in May 2015.

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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

Oct 17 - 26, 2014

by A.R. Gurney

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

by Susan Poulin

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

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Christopher Schario

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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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2015

by Christopher Durang

Chase away the winter blues with this hilarious and endearing comedy!

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 characters by their hyper-educated parents) live uneventful lives until their self-absorbed movie-star sister Masha returns home with her 20-something boy-toy Spike in tow to shake things up.

Contains some adult language and a hot guy in his underwear.

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Outside Mullingar

Mar 13 - 22, 2015

by John Patrick Shanley

Imagine an Irish “Moonstruck” when two eccentric singles in rural Ireland struggle to reveal their love for each other in this endearing romantic comedy and recent Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize, Oscar and Tony Award winning author, John Patrick Shanley (Doubt). Next door neighbors Anthony and Rosemary have seem 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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The Sunshine Boys

May 1 - 10, 2015

by Neil Simon

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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May 18, 2015

by Slim Goodbody

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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The Public Theatre’s Professional Theatre Training Program for Teens Performs July 24th.

07/13/2015 12:00pm

The Public Theatre’s Professional Theatre Training Program for Teens will perform How to Act Like a Child, an assortment of hip and entertaining stories with added songs on Friday, July 24th at 6pm. 

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