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Joe's Pub

February 23 - April 9


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Member Tickets:
February 23 - March 7: $30
March 8 - April 2: $40

Preview Member Tickets:
February 23 - March 7: $30
March 8 - April 9: $45

Non-Member Tickets: start at $45 plus fees

THE OUTER SPACE runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

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A bittersweet musical about making a life on the final frontier.

This season, Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go, Tumacho) returns to The Public with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs, THE OUTER SPACE tells the story of a couple who buy an old spaceship, leaving the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the mission?

Leigh Silverman (No Place to Go, Well, Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the impossible quest to create a sustainable life. The New York Times calls Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton an “expert at keeping music, jokes and...narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package.”

Doors will open by 6:00pm (12:30pm matinees) and all audience members should plan to arrive and be seated by 6:30pm (12:30pm matinees) to ensure their reserved seating. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Joe’s Pub Management.

Joe's Pub will feature a special prix fixe menu for THE OUTER SPACE. Click here to view the menu.

About The Venue
Joe’s Pub at The Public is a cabaret-style venue consistently hailed as one of the country’s best venues for live performance. Located within The Public Theater, Joe’s Pub’s seasonal dinner and bar menus feature locally sourced ingredients and New York influence from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. 

Please note that seat type varies from booths and banquettes to barstools and countertops. Also, seating may be communal depending on your party size and where you select your seats at point of purchase. Make sure you clarify your seat type by double checking your cart online or asking your phone operator before confirming purchase.


Developed in association with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Theater Residency program.

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World Premiere at Joe’s Pub at The Public
Book and Lyrics by Ethan Lipton 
Music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy & Ian Riggs
Directed by Leigh Silverman


Scenic and Costume Design: David Zinn

Lighting Design: Ben Stanton

Sound Design: Nicholas Pope