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About The Apple Family Plays - Off Broadway

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Dec 15, 2013


Each year since 2010, Tony Award winner Richard Nelson has premiered a new play at The Public about the fictional, liberal Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York. This year, the award-winning ensemble that has come to embody Nelson's fascinating family reunites once more as the first three Apple plays triumphantly return, in repertory, along with the world premiere of the fourth and final play in this powerful and timely series.

The Apples reflect on the state of their family and discuss memory, manners and politics as polls close on mid-term election night 2010 and a groundswell of conservative sentiment flips Congress on its head.

A family brunch on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 stirs up discussion of loss, remembrance and a decade of change. Top 10 of 2011: The New York Times, Bloomberg News, New York Magazine.

The Apple family again shares a meal in Rhinebeck, as they sort through personal and political feelings of loss and confusion on the morning of the day the country will choose the next President. Top 10 of 2012: The New York Times, New York Daily News, Bloomberg News, New York Magazine.

The fourth and final play in this captivating series, Regular Singing, will open on November 22, 2013 – the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination that shocked the world. Regular Singing is a Public Lab production.


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