“The Brooklyn Play” by Zebra Crossing, 7 pm tonight at The City Reliquary:
“In February 2009, we met as a group to explore the question, ‘what is Brooklyn, and how can we put that on stage?’ We spent the next five months conducting our investigation, uncovering found history, personal stories, family recollection, and YouTube videos; conducting on-the-street interviews, neighborhood field trips, e-mail questionnaires, and vigorous debates.
Now, we invite you to join the conversation as we present a look at the initial results of our ongoing process. Part theatre piece, part travel guide and part oral history; stuffed to the brim with video, puppetry, field recordings and faux historical re-enactments, “Brooklyn Play” is our attempt to express (some of) the many identities and experiences of Brooklyn.”
I always knew it would take puppets to get to the heart of what Brooklyn is all about.
If you don’t feel like fending off the Nor’easter tonight, stop by the Reliquary next Thursday to see Holopaw play there as part of CMJ, or just visit the museum sometime between 12 and 6pm on the weekend because it’s totally delightful.