- $45 for one 2014–2015 membership to The Public Theater (up to $65 value). Membership does not include tickets, but does include discounts on ticket sales and access to pre-sales. Click here to view all membership benefits.
- Value includes all fees, and all ticket fees are waived for the duration of the membership.
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Highlights from the 2014–2015 Season
- The Winter’s Tale: Public Works’ production features a company of 200 professional actors and community members, taking the Delacorte Theater stage for a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of struggle and renewal.
- The Fortress of Solitude: Based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel, this world-premiere musical explores cultural divides, comic books, and the desire to thumb your nose at gravity and fly.
- Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3): Pulitzer-prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks tells a Civil War story in three plays—all of which are presented in a single performance for multiple audience members.
- Straight White Men: Obie-winner Young Jean Lee directs the New York premiere of her family drama, which stars celebrated character actor Austin Pendleton.
- Toast: The Public Lab joins forces with spoken word artist Lemon Anderson to develop Anderson’s story about inmates during the Attica Prison riots.
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The Public Theater
It all started with free Shakespeare. When Joseph Papp founded The Public—then called The Shakespeare Workshop—in 1954, it was focused on showcasing works by up-and-coming artists. Since then, one of the country’s first nonprofit theaters has evolved into one of the country’s most dynamic cultural institutions. But The Public has stayed true to its origins, revisiting the Bard’s work each summer with its star-studded and grass-covered Shakespeare in the Park series, and mounting new plays from emerging and established talents.
From Hair in 1967 to Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer-winning Topdog/Underdog in 2001, The Public has been a leader in premiering daring American plays and musicals. Recent notable productions include Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic novel, David Byrne’s Here Lies Love, and Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.