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The Low Road
The Low Road, Anspacher Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater, NYC Show Poster

The Low Road

Anspacher Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater

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An epic play examining the basic beliefs upon which we’ve built our economy and our country.

Theater Info

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Feb 13, 2018
Mar 07, 2018
Apr 08, 2018


for The Low Road


for The Low Road


for The Low Road

Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America’s first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another’s loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality.


for The Low Road
Peg, Sister Elizabeth, Delilah Low
Tessa Albertson
Farmer, Brother Pugh, Ed, Faraday
Max Baker
Greasy-Haired Man, Martin, Isaac Low
Adam Smith
Daniel Davis
Duke of Buccleuch, Brother Amos, Pandit, Frederick
Gopel Divan
Old Tizzy, Mary Cleere, Ntombi
Crystal Dickinson
Mrs. Trewitt, Sister Comfort, Belinda, Margarita Low
Young Jim
Jack Hatcher
John Blanke
Chukwudi Iwuji
Red Coat, Hessian, Court Officer
Johnny Newcomb
Jim Trewitt
Chris Perfetti
Prostitute, Highwayman, Constance
Susannah Perkins
Shirley, Dick
Richard Poe
Manley, Hessian, Attendant, Court Officer
Dave Quay
Redcoat, Hessian, Court Officer
Aaron Michael Ray
Mohegan, Hessian, Court Officer
Joseph Soeder
Slave Merchant, Poor Time, Hessian, Ivan, LaGarde


for The Low Road
Written by
Bruce Norris
Michael Greif
Set Designer
David Korins
Costume Designer
Emily Rebholz
Lighting Designer
Ben Stanton
Sound Designer
Matt Tierney