Sections

A WORLD, A PARK

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Howling Moon Cab Company will stage plays about people in parks - in Brooklyn Bridge Park - on Aug. 18-19. Jonathan Wallace, founder of the company and organizer of the two-day event, told GO Brooklyn that "The Park Plays: An Evening of Short Plays Set in Parks" is comprised of six 10-minute plays - a seventh play may be added - which all take place "with people you might meet in Brooklyn Bridge Park."

"I put out a request over the internet for short plays set in parks. I received several hundred plays - many more than we could produce," Wallace said. He then further refined the selection process, limiting the plays to only those representing slice-of-life situations. Wallace said the resulting choices are both dramatic and funny.

Himself a playwright who has had readings and productions at Manhattan’s Abingdon Theatre Company and The Flea, Wallace contributed one piece to "The Park Plays" - "Rockettes," about two women from the West Coast who get off a Greyhound bus and talk in a park before they go to an audition for the Radio City dance troupe. [The stars of "Rockettes" are Roxanne Seunarine (right) and Toni Ann DeNoble.]

Another play features two couples at a picnic and an infidelity revealed, while another concerns people interacting with the homeless.

"It’s a pretty good selection with diverse casting," Wallace said. "We’re showing New York life in an enjoyable way."

"The Park Plays: An Evening of Short Plays Set in Parks" will be presented on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, at 7 pm, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Enter the park at Main and Plymouth streets in DUMBO. Both performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call (917) 359-6234.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: