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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
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