Swashbuckling spectacle drops anchor in Red Hook

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Red Hook’s favorite pirate hackers are back!

The Caravan Stage Company drops anchor next week at Gowanus Bay Terminal for its show “Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire,” a fantastical multimedia rock opera in which pirate hackers in a dystopian future sing, dance, and swing from the rigging of a tall ship high above the harbor. The socially conscious performance is designed to provoke the audience into contemplating the malevolence of the capitalist machine.

“I would like the audience to leave wanting to understand what they’ve just seen,” said Bernard Pearce, who was a cook in the nautical caravan before taking a role in the play. “I think the idea is to overwhelm the audience and then have them so intrigued they go back and start reading about it.”

The performance itself is a dazzling spectacle, combining a wide variety of artistic media to create a surreal post-apocalyptic vision. The travelling company last brought the show to Red Hook in September of 2014, but say that this year’s performance is new and improved, with new music, aerial performances, choreography, and video, resulting in an even fuller and richer vision than before.

“We were here last year and people’s jaws dropped,” said Pearce. “We reach for the stars and are constantly improving.”

“Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire” at Gowanus Bay Terminal [699 Columbia St. between Ikea and the end of the road in Red Hook,, (904) 944–3698]. June 10–14 at 9 pm. $20 ($15 for students and seniors).

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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tSRHAMs from South Red Hook says:
"Caravan Stage: Hacked the Treasure of the Empire" is the main event of ""the South Red Hook Arts & Music series"" which will have after show musical bands, food & spirits; everything necessary for an enjoyable evening.

Wednesday the 10th* through Sunday the 14th starting at 21:00 (9 pm laymen time) [*10th no after show activities] ~ tickets sold at Eventbrite!

the South Red Hook Arts & Music series is promoted by Quadrozzi Studios & brought to you by GBX•Gowanus Bay Terminal, and is an example of how an active industrial terminal can provide both critical city infrastructure and community benefits within an urban setting without being compromised or fossilized as has happen throughout so much of Brooklyn's working waterfront.
June 4, 2015, 9:51 am
Gundam from Brooklyn says:
Seen this last year. Very unique show you won't want to miss.

Coolest location ever at the Grain Elevator with everything still in its raw rustic utopia.
June 4, 2015, 10:08 am
Gowanus & Bay from GBX says:
yeah (not nay)... for those in the know!
June 4, 2015, 10:50 am
Parent from Red Hook says:
How kid-friendly is this?
June 12, 2015, 2:58 pm

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