NYU Skirball will present the world premiere of Field of Mars, a commissioned work by award-winning playwright/director Richard Maxwell and New York City Players, running Jan. 19 – 29, 2023 at NYU Skirball as part of the Under the Radar festival.

In 2019, NYU Skirball commissioned a new work by award-winning playwright/director Richard Maxwell and his celebrated New York City Players.After a long Covid-related delay, Skirball presents the international premiere of Maxwell’s Field of Mars, produced in association with the Under The Radar Festival and co-commissioned by The Walker Art Center with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Field of Mars features a cast of 10 actors: Lakpa Bhutia, Nicholas Elliott, Jim Fletcher, Eleanor Hutchins, Paige Martin, Brian Mendes, James Moore, Phil Moore, Gillian Walsh and Tory Vazquez.

In Field of Mars, a restaurant in Chapel Hill is used as a means to measure the progress of primates from hunter- gatherer to fast casual dining experience. Topics covered: Music, Food, Nature, and Spirituality.  The play contains graphic language and situations.  Running time: 120 minutes

Photo: Dolores Vasquez Maxwell