The Ally


March 14, 2024    
7:00 pm


The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10003
$45 + $3 convenience charge


World Premiere

By Itamar Moses 
Directed by Lila Neugebauer

Tony Award-winning playwright Itamar Moses (The Band’s Visit) returns to The Public with the world premiere of THE ALLY, a fierce drama that gives voice to some of the most contentious and important questions of our time.

When college professor Asaf (Josh Radnor) is asked by a student to sign a social justice manifesto, what seems at first like a simple choice instead embroils him in an increasingly complex web of conflicting agendas that challenge his allegiances as a progressive, a husband, an artist, an academic, an American, an atheist, and a Jew. With tensions at an all-time high, Asaf is forced to confront the age-old question: “If I am only for myself, what am I?”

Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Wolves), THE ALLY is a passionate, provocative, and unflinching new play about the vanishing line between the personal and the political.

Interpreters: Jillian Deaton, Avery Gordon & Jared Lopatin
Interpreter Director: Amber Martin

Hands On Interpreter Mentor: Candace Broecker-Penn

Please Note:
Production effects and content sensitivities vary from person to person, and we encourage you to contact us ( or 212.967.7555) if you have questions about any production. 
THE ALLY includes active discourse about Israelis and Palestinians, police violence, and racism.