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Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

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Ended 13 Mar 2011 after 40 days

Mandy Patinkin's descent into paranoia and fanaticism is as chilling as it is thrilling. Oskar Eustis' staging is sleek and multifaceted. A riveting drama.

San Francisco Chronicle

Closed 13 Mar 2011

It is 1951 and Sid Silver is on a mission to be the guardian of one of the most moving and provocative accounts of the 20th century.

Deeply moved by Anne Frank's diary, he is driven to bring her story to the American masses by promoting the book's publication and adapting the diary into a work of theater.

Inspired by the story of Meyer Levin, COMPULSION brings playwright Rinne Groff and The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis (The Ruby Sunrise) together again with a complex and inventive telling that is part historical fiction, part investigation into what makes a man obsess, and part exploration of an untold dimension of Anne Frank's powerful and enduring legacy.

Performances from 1st February 2011
Opening 17th February 2011
Closing 13th March 2011

Audience: Compulsion is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards

Run time: tba

Show Schedule


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Matinee - - - - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 7 pm


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Opening night: 1 February 2011

Closing night: 13 March 2011


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