Richard Nelson + Hungry
Thursday, October 20 th, 2016 at 00:10 am Dr. Joy Browne
Director (s):
Richard Nelson
Meg Gibson, Lynn Hawley, Roberta Maxwell, Maryann Plunkett

In 2013, The Public proudly presented all four of the critically acclaimed The Apple Family Plays, a dramatic triumph The New York Times called, “a rare and radiant mirror of the way we live.”

This season, Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson returns to The Public with HUNGRY, the first in a new three-play cycle introducing us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. These three plays unfold in real time and track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year.

To the rhythm of peeling, chopping and mixing, HUNGRY places us in the center of the Gabriel’s kitchen. The family discusses their lives and disappointments, and the world at large and nearby. As they struggle against the fear of being left behind, the family attempts to find resilience in the face of loss.