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The cultural life of Brooklyn has never been brighter. This summer, a new event has joined the traditional festivals - Outside Art, a four-week, outdoor, performing arts series featuring modern and Shakespearean theater and dance performances by emerging New York City-based artists, held at BAM Park in Fort Greene.

The Pilot House troupe will stage "Love’s Labour’s Lost" from Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 pm, in the small park at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street.

Don Jordan, founder of the company and director of the play, told GO Brooklyn he selected this Shakespearean take on the battle of the sexes (the comedy is about a group of noblemen who foreswear women until a group of noblewomen comes to town) because "it’s a play about being young and having fun and trying to make the best of your current situation."

In its six-year history, the company has concentrated on classic works and original plays.

"I love working with old masters because it teaches me a lot," says Jordan. "I also love the creativity and challenge of working with writers who are writing now."

Jordan says this will be a traditional production, which takes into consideration its outdoor environment.

"We’re developing a light production with summer clothes. We’re going to have some music performed by the actors in between acts and during the show," he explains.

Pictured, top to bottom: Gyda Arber (Katherine), Catherine McNelis (Rosaline), Malinda Walford (Princess of France), Val Blackmoor (Maria).

All performances of "Love’s Labour’s Lost," as well as this weekend’s "Dreamscape: Where Womb Powers Supersede," which plays July 24-25, are free and open to the public.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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