Tickets are now available for the Public Theater’s playful political riff Arguendo, created and performed by the acclaimed theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service. The show will begin performances at the Public’s Luesther Hall on September 10, 2013 and will run through October 6.
Directed by John Collins, Arguendo re-tells the story of the provocative 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, in which a group of exotic dancers challenged a ban on public nudity. The production features a breathtaking array of projections by visual artist Ben Rubin.
Arguendo was co-commissioned by the Public, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University. Every performance on Wednesdays and Sundays will be followed by a talkback with Collins, who also serves as Elevator Repair Service’s Artistic Director.
ERS and the Public previously collaborated in 2012 in the innovative production GATZ, a word-for-word staging of the Great Gatsby.