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Plays For The Plague Year Tickets

Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play each day in 2020. This is their premiere.
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Plays For The Plague Year Tickets

About Plays For The Plague Year

On March 13, 2020, as theaters shut their doors and so many of us went into lockdown, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and The Public’s Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks picked up her pen and set out to write a play every day. What emerged is a breathtaking chronicle of our collective experience throughout the troubling days and nights that followed.

Performed in the intimate music venue, Joe's Pub, PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR is at once a personal story of one family's daily lives, as well as a sweeping account of all we faced as a city, a nation, and a global community. Working in collaboration with Niegel Smith as director, Parks' groundbreaking new work is brimming with humanity, bears witness to what we’ve experienced, and offers inspiration as we look ahead.

Run time

3 hrs (incl. intermission)

Start date

April 5th, 2023

End date

April 30th, 2023


42 Reviews



171 Reviews | 56 Followers
Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Short memory plays written during the first 13 months of the Covid pandemic & social unrest. Alternating between plays & cabaret. Well done.

Don’t see it if Can be triggering depending on what you went thru in 2020. A little long, might edit down by 15 mins but still worth seeing.

Laura 2202 NYC

Laura 2202 NYC

76 Reviews | 18 Followers
Clever, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if It's a play with songs. Very well done. Great reminder of the shared trauma we all went through during the pandemic lockdown.

Don’t see it if If you don't want to be reminded of the losses and tragedy, stay home. It's worth your time.



450 Reviews | 92 Followers
Too long, Resonant, Emotional, Original, Ambitious

See it if you want the opportunity to reflect on what 2020 was like. It's stunning to look back and remember what we collectively experienced.

Don’t see it if you aren't ready to relieve the early days of the pandemic. Some seats in Joe's Pub are physically uncomfortable and this is almost 3 hours.



745 Reviews | 262 Followers
Relevant, Touching, Moving, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You’re open to having a shared experience reliving what it was like to live through the pandemic — with both pain and joy.

Don’t see it if You don’t want to see a barebones production about the pandemic. This is somewhere between a cabaret & a developmental workshop.

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Plays For The Plague Year cast and creative team

By: Suzan-Lori Parks
Producer: The Public Theater
Director: Niegel Smith
Cast list: Suzan-Lori Parks (as The Writer), Edward Astor Chin, Leland Fowler, Danyel Fulton, Greg Keller, Orville Mendoza, Lauren Molina, Martín Solá, Rona Figueroa, Joe Osheroff, Danea Osseni, Nathan M. Ramsey
Lighting: Ania Washington
Sound: Dan Moses Schrier
Costume: Montana Levi Blanco
Other info: Projection design by Peter Nigrini


Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre

425 Lafayette Street, New York, USA, 10003


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