The first preview of Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures has been postponed by one day “to provide the cast and crew with an additional dress rehearsal,” according to a production news release. The play will now begin performances on March 23 at the Public Theater, where it is being co-produced by Signature Theatre Company in association the Guthrie Theater. Opening night remains May 5 for a limited engagement through June 12, directed by Michael Greif.
The cast for The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide includes Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael Esper, K. Todd Freeman, Hettienne Park, Steven Pasquale, Molly Price, Matt Servitto, Danielle Skraastad, Stephen Spinella and Brenda Wehle. Cristofer, Emond, Esper and Spinella originated their roles in the Guthrie Theater’s world premiere of the play.
The play begins in the summer of 2007, when Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and cousin of the late New York Congressman Vito Marcantonio, summons his three adult children to the family’s Brooklyn brownstone to vote on the question of his committing suicide. The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide explores revolution, radicalism, marriage, sex, prostitution, politics, real estate, unions of all kinds and debts both unpaid and unpayable.