The Public Theater
The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family - What Did You Expect?
by Richard Nelson
Richard Nelson’s The Apple Family Plays was the theatrical highlight of the 2015 Brighton Festival. Now the Tony Award-winning playwright and director follows up with The Gabriels, a landmark series that follows one extraordinary, imperfect American family in real time, tracking their lives throughout the turbulent election year of 2016. History, money, politics, art and culture are all on the table in this moving three play cycle about a family celebrating, remembering and waiting for the world to change.
Each of the three plays can be enjoyed individually, and you can also watch all three in one glorious sitting over the weekends.
Play 2: What Did You Expect?
The country is now in the midst of the general election for President. In the course of one evening in the house the Gabriels grew up in, history (both theirs and America's), money, politics, family, art and culture are chopped up and mixed together, while a meal is made around the kitchen table.
Wed 24 May, 8pm. Sat 20, Sun 21 & Sat 27 May, 1.30pm
£22, Under 26s £17.50, Festival Standby £10 per show
The Gabriels Trilogy: see all three plays in one day
Sat 20, Sun 21 & Sat 27 May
What Did You Expect? 4.15pm
Women of a Certain Age: 7.30pm
£60, Under 26s £48
For the weekend performances, a special ‘American style’ menu will be available, including Chilli, Mac ‘n’ Cheese and boxed salads. Festival Fizz and Sumptuous Sundowner cocktails, made with gin or vodka, will also be on offer, along with our usual delicious beers, wines, hot and soft drinks.
The Gabriels is co-produced with Brighton Festival and supported by University of Sussex
ACCA (Attenborough Centre)
Guests with Mobility Impairments
Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.
Infrared Hearing Enhancement
For each of The Gabriels performances we have 15 infrared hearing devices in-house. These can be used by audience members with hearing aids or without.
We are planning on setting up an area inside the auditorium to offer the system to audience members. Please ask a member of the Front of House team for more information during your visit or email us in advance.
The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting).
Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email email@example.com for further information.
Box Office Opening Times
The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.
Dates & Times
Saturday 27 May, 20174:15pm – 6:00pm
Gabriels Trilogy (all three plays in one day)£60
Gabriels Trilogy - Under 26s£48