Oscar-winning film director Steven Soderbergh might have (temporarily) quit Hollywood, but he is making his New York theater debut this April with The Library, a play about the aftermath of a school shooting.
Joining him is another New York theater newbie, Chloe Grace Moretz, who will play a survivor of the deadly attack, and writer Scott Z. Burns, who worked with Soderbergh on Side Effects and Contagion.
“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 told the Hollywood Reporter. “This is something Steven and I have discussed over the last decade while making movies. What is the value of truth? What is the cost of a lie?”
“The Library is about one of the most disturbing and important issues of our times—gun violence,” Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis said.
Previews begin at the Public on March 25.