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Plays for the Plague Year

First Preview: Apr 05, 2023

Opening Date: Apr 18, 2023

Closing Date: Apr 30, 2023

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Playing @

Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette St New York, NY 10003

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On March 13, 2020, as theaters shut their doors and so many of us went into lockdown, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and The Public’s Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks picked up her pen and her guitar and set out to write a play every day. What emerged is a breathtaking anthology of plays and songs that chronicle our collective experience and the hope and perseverance that occurred throughout that troubling year. 

Performed in the intimate music venue, Joe's Pub, Plays for the Plague Year is a theatrical concert featuring the music and plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. At once, both a personal story of one family's daily lives, as well as a sweeping account of all we faced as a city, a nation and a global community. Niegel Smith directs this life-affirming new work that beams with humor and humanity, bears witness to what we’ve experienced and offers inspiration as we shape our future.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:


TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets

$36 - $170

Lottery & Rush

TodayTix Rush: $30 plus fees. A limited number of Rush tickets will become available through the TodayTix app at 9 AM on the day of each public performance until the inventory is sold out or until 2 hours before the performance time.

In-Person Rush: $32 including fees at the Taub Box Office. On days with evening-only performances, the Box Office will open at 2PM, and on days with a matinee, usually Saturdays and Sundays, the Box Office will open one (1) hour before the first curtain of the day. We strongly encourage you to visit our performance calendar to confirm our Box Office hours before planning to visit us in person.

Call Center Rush: $36 including fees over the phone. Call (212) 967-7555 Monday through Saturday, 12PM through 7PM ET, on the day of each public performance until the inventory is sold out or until 2 hours before the performance time. 

For all rush tickets, limit 2 tickets per person. Seat locations are determined at the discretion of The Public Theater. Tickets are subject to availability.


Directions Bus

Take the M2, M3, or M8 to 8 th Street and 4th Avenue Take the M5 or M6 to 8 th Street and Broadway Take the M15 to 2 nd Avenue and 9 th Street Or take the M101 or M102 to 8 th Street and Cooper Union


handicapped accessible.

Directions Subway

West Side: Take the R or W train to the 8th Street Station East Side: Take the #6 train to Astor Place Station




There are steps and a ramp leading up to the entrance.

Water Fountain

wheelchair accessible.

Assisted Listening System


Wheelchair Info

the number of wheelchair locations varies fir each theater but most theaters have 3 locations for wheel chairs.

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