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March 24 - April 26

Martinson Hall

Running time: approx. 90 minutes, no intermission.

Post-show talkbacks: Tues March 31 and Weds April 15

Please note this production contains the use of herbal cigarettes.

“A SKILLFUL, SLOW-BURNING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING drama… Examines the effects of urban gentrification through a more intimate point of view. TRACEY SCOTT WILSON provides crisp, natural dialogue and well-drawn characters. Director ANNE KAUFFMAN elicits IMPECCABLE performances from her cast. SMART & SUBTLE.”
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (The Good Negro, The Story) returns to The Public with BUZZERa darkly funny new play The Chicago Tribune calls “a sizzling drama about race, real estate and sexual betrayal.”

Jackson, an upwardly-mobile black attorney, has just bought an apartment in a transitioning neighborhood in Brooklyn. He sees the potential of his old neighborhood, as does his white girlfriend Suzy…at first. When Jackson’s childhood friend Don leaves rehab to crash with them, the trio quickly becomes trapped between the tensions inside their own home and the dangers that may lurk outside.

Obie Award-winner Anne Kauffman (DetroitBelleville) directs this electrifying New York premiere about love, fear, and the uncomfortable price of privilege.

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New York Premiere
By Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Featuring Grantham Coleman, Tessa Ferrer, and Michael Stahl-David


Scenic Design Laura Jellinek
Costume Design  Clint Ramos
Lighting Design Matt Frey
Sound Design Bray Poor
Fight Director J. David Brimmer
Production Stage Manager Buzz Cohen