Brave New World Rep – The Long Christmas Dinner
December 18 at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30
Join Brave New World Rep for a special holiday gift – a free dinner and performance of The Long Christmas Dinner, Thornton Wilder’s 40 minute one-act play that spans 90 years in the life of the Bayard family. Two casts – see it twice! Tickets are limited, and will be distributed beginning at Noon at the entrance to the Old Stone House, which faces 4th Avenue at the center of the park. For more information call 718-768-3195 or visit Brave New World’s website.
The Brooklyn Brandenburgers Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 10 @ 7 pm, Sunday, December 11 @ 2 pm
Join us for our lovely annual holiday concert with our “house band” The Brooklyn Brandenburgers. With music by Bach, Vivaldi, Warlock, Nielson and Janacek.
The Brooklyn Brandenburgers are: Violins: Jane Buckwalter, Michelle Des Roches, Bonne Mogulescu,
Joanne Boger, Herb Dalin & Juliana Boehm
Violas: Howard Chasnoff, Nadine Post, Rose Moskowitz
Celli: Martha Siegel, Peter Joseph
Bass: Calvin Bennett
Flutes: Tracy Fitz, Joan Sturgis
Recorder: Martin Bernstein
Tickets: $10. Limited seating. Purchase in advance on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve at email@example.com
The Gowanus Canal Anthology by Donnaldson Brown – A Staged Reading Directed by Welker White
Monday, December 12, 7 pm – 9 pm
The Gowanus Canal Anthology features four characters living among the brownstone row houses, small factories and warehouses that line the narrow streets and waterways of South Brooklyn from 1982 to 2004 — a period when this tip of the borough emerged from decades of isolation and neglect to take its place as one of New York City’s most vibrant communities.
Written by Donnaldson Brown and directed by Welker White.
Suggested donation: $5, includes drinks and snacks
Hugh Crawford – Sections
Photographer Hugh Crawford’s latest work. On view from Saturday, December 3, 2011 through Sunday, March 18, 2012. Call ahead to confirm gallery times.
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