he Brick Theater, Inc. extends the iPod noir, “Suspicious Package,” with performances now on sale through July 27.
Told via Zune Media Players, the story unfolds as audience members (only four at a time) are guided through their roles with both aural and visual cues. Video flashbacks and narrative voiceovers fill in your back story while maps of locations and your dialogue are displayed on screen.
Part theatrical experience, part live video game, “Suspicious Package” immerses its audience within the gritty chiaroscuro world of film noir, where not everything is black and white.
As the story begins, our starring showgirl has fallen ill. Is she faking to get out of her contract? Or is her producer setting her up? Is her sister angling for her part? Will the detective get to the bottom of things before they turn deadly? The audience experiences “Suspicious Package” not as a detached observer but as a participant.
Cast as the Detective, the Starlet, the Heiress, or the Producer in the mean streets of 1940s Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will you be a victim of circumstance or the guilty party. Personal video players accompany you through the mystery and prompt you through your lines as you star in the show where technology, reality, theater, and film meet.
The show is Saturdays and Sundays, with groups every hour beginning at 4 p.m.; reservations are required. The show runs 45 minutes at The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. All tickets are $20 including a post-show beverage.
n exciting blend of fashion, music and art is the best way to describe Backyard Couture: The Ultimate Garden Party, held at Harriet’s Alter Ego Boutique & Art Gallery, showcases emerging designers, local musicians, artists and DJs.
Harriet’s hosts their second installment of Backyard Couture – an event which allows customers and neighborhood residents to shop, enjoy the outdoors and experience art and music, July 19 from 5-11 p.m.
Attendees can purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from local designers, partake in complimentary cocktails & appetizers, and listen to live music. This installment will feature Funky Lobes (an unconventional line of jewelry crafted from yarns, plastics, foams, hooks, and metals), Guerilla Soul (a soulful line of handmade bags, purses and clutches with exotic and funky leather trims), Cut It Out Apparel (a collection of women’s T-shirts with bold statements and colors) and Born As A Raggamuffin (an edgy women’s line created from recycled materials).
Other event highlights include beauty makeovers, an auction of limited edition couture pieces, a Brooklyn inspired group photography exhibit, performances and DJ sets by Radio Rose, lynnee denise and The Ahficionados.
Featured performers include Malene Younglao and Nola Darling.
Harriet’s is at 293 Flatbush Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place; visit www.harrie