Brooklyn Reading Works: Make Mine a Double
Make Mine a Double (Why Women Like us Drink) is curated by author and humorist Gina Barreca.
$5 suggested donation. Drinks and snacks available.
Polybe + Seats: Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers
Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers, was written in 1829 by the “father of melodrama”, René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt, who was inspired by the infamous Burke & Hare murders in which grave robbers turned to murder as a more efficient source for corpses. Polybe + Seats’ take on Pixerecourt’s gruesome tale of love and betrayal further investigates the play’s backdrop – a moment in medical history during which doctors and anatomists paid top dollar for the freshest corpses available. Body snatching, grave robbing, and even murder became the basis for major discoveries in medical science. This will be the English-language premiere of the play, which will take place upstairs at the Old Stone House. Tickets are $18. Seats are limited, so we recommend purchasing in advance.
Performances October 20th to November 13th: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Polybe + Seats’ name is derived from Gertrude Stein’s play Turkey and Bones and Eating and We Liked It, and their work is informed by her writing for and about the theater. www.polybeandseats.org