MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns with the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. Helmed by Chay Yew (Oedipus El Rey), Mojada masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.
Alfaro’s Oedipus El Rey, produced last season in collaboration with the Sol Project, was hailed by The New York Times as a “dynamic reminder that we are living in a political moment when stories matter.”
With great poetry, humor, and heart, Mojada is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself.
Free Tickets can be accessed through the TodayTix Digital Lottery, The Public Theater in person lottery, and the standby line at The Public.
Tickets will be available via the TodayTix digital lottery. Entries will be accepted until the morning of the preview on Tuesday, July 2. Winners will be notified by email and push notification between 12:00pm and 3:00pm on that day.
A limited number of free tickets will be distributed via lottery in the lobby of The Public Theater at Astor Place. Entries will be accepted on Tuesday, July 2. starting at 11:00am with names drawn at 12:00pm. Limit of two tickets per person. One entry per person.
A digital standby will begin at the box office starting at 2:00pm on Tuesday, July 2. Patrons may enter this digital queue by visiting The Public Theater box office in person. Patrons are discouraged from arriving to form a line in the lobby of The Public Theater earlier than 2:00pm. Once in the digital queue, patrons will be asked to return to The Public no later than 6:30pm and check in with the box office. Patrons who fail to return within that window of time will forfeit their place in the queue. Free standby tickets may become available 30 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time of each first preview performance. Patrons are able to acquire two (2) tickets per person in line and all tickets are subject to availability.
Patrons will be required to have a Public Theater patron ID to receive tickets and may confirm or create their ID before arriving at the theater by visiting publictheater.org/register. Staff will also be on hand at the theater to assist in this process if need be.