The Public Theater recently announced a new addition to the spring season, a piece that brings the issue of gun violence to the stage at a more crucial time than ever. According to Broadway World, "The Library," written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Steven Soderbergh, tells the tale of a high schooler who, after surviving a school shooting, struggles with recapping the events to those around her.
Chloë Grace Moretz plays the lead role of Caitlin Gabriel, a girl who grapples with telling her own story while making sense of the media's distorted version of the events. "I wanted to write a play about the stories we tell each other in the face of calamity -- the pretty lies and the brutal truths," Burns explained to Broadway World. "This is something Steven and I have discussed over the last decade while making movies -- What is the value of the truth? What is the cost of a lie? How does a story drift as it moves through time?"
This isn't Burns' first time collaborating with Soderbergh on a project, the two worked together on films including "Side Effects" and "Contagion." The L.A. Times reports Soderbergh's last theatrical project was a play inspired by the Casey Anthony trial, entitled "Tot Mom."
"The Library" will show at The Public's Newman Theater from Tuesday, March 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here.