Richard Nelson’s new play, “What Do We Need to Talk About?” will be performed online, but live, restoring some of theater’s ephemerality.
On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, on YouTube Live and at the Public Theater’s website, audiences can watch a new Apple play, live: “What Do We Need to Talk About?: Conversations on Zoom.” On our screens, the four Apple siblings and Tim (Stephen Kunken), the boyfriend of the youngest Apple sister, Jane (Sally Murphy), will eat cookies, tell bad jokes, celebrate and mourn. The call should last about an hour. An edited version will stream online for three days after.