The final performance
of Irondale Ensemble Project’s presentation of "Wasted:
The History Mystery of Public Education in the United States
and How it Got That Way" will be staged on Saturday.
"Wasted" is one of a series of events at the site of
Irondale’s future home, the Irondale Center for Theater, Education
and Outreach in the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, at
85 S. Oxford St., prior to its planned official opening in late
fall 2006, according to Irondale Ensemble’s Marketing and Development
Director Nina Callaway. This performance is an opportunity to
get a sneak peek at the construction of the 23-year-old theater
company’s 7,300-square-foot, open transformational space in the
building once claimed - and then dropped like a hot potato
- by choreographer Twyla Tharp.
Directed by Jim Niesen, "Wasted" is a sweeping epic
theatre noir that traces the mystery of how Johnny got so "wasted,"
from the founding fathers to Horace Mann to a large yellow bird.
The Irondale Ensemble Project’s "Wasted: The History Mystery
of Public Education in the United States and How It Got That
Way" will be performed on Feb. 4 at 8 pm. Tickets are $10,
$5 for students, seniors and public school teachers. For tickets
and more information, call (718) 488-9233 or visit the Web site
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010