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The borough’s pre-eminent playwrights, from still-living legend Budd Schulberg (“On the Waterfront”) to comic David Lindsay-Abaire (“Fuddy Meers”), will be featured in their own series, starting next Saturday.

The Brave New World Repertory Theater, whose “salon series” got on the cultural radar screen with a staging of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Ditmas Park porches in 2007, returns on Jan. 24 with the late Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” that will be performed inside (and partially outside) the Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Park (a fitting backdrop for a depiction of the late 17th-century Salem witch trials).

Next, the series lightens up with three recent comedies — “Fabulation, or the Re-education of Undine” by Lynn Nottage; “A Perfect Wedding” by Charles Mee; and Lindsay-Abaire’s “Fuddy Meers” — before capping the run with Schulburg’s classic tale, presented on the Lehigh Valley barge in Red Hook (pictured).

Boerum Hill auteur Lindsay-Abaire, a Pulitzer-prize winner for “Rabbit Hole,” will direct his own show, with actors performing on the rooftop of the Prospect Park YMCA on Ninth Street.

“The challenge is that it’s not fully realized [on a rooftop],” he told GO Brooklyn. “But it’s also much more freeing because it requires the audience to use its imagination.”

For show dates and info visitwww.bravenewworldrep.org. Tickets are $18, but include dinner and wine.

Updated 5:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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