MOBY DICK–REHEARSED by Orson Welles
at The Waterfront Museum :: May 3-5 & 10-12, 2013
directed by John Morgan and Alexander Harrington
Orson Welles, famous for his movie Citizen Kane and infamous for creating a nationwide panic with his adaptation of War of the Worlds, turned his hand to another adaptation in 1955: Moby Dick. Welles strips Melville’s sprawling masterpiece to its bones, turning it into a play within a play. In the afternoon before an evening performance of King Lear, a Shakespearean theatre company delves into the text of Moby Dick. Brave New World Repertory stages this highly physical ensemble piece at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, constructing Melville’s world on the bare stage of the barge. The cast will repurpose the museum’s nautical artifacts to transform the Lehigh Valley Barge # 79 into the docks of Nantucket, the deck of Captain Ahab’s ship, and the wild and wasteful ocean.
STREET SCENE by Elmer Rice
a site-specific event :: June 22-23, 2013
directed by Claire Beckman
Our FREE site-specific production of Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize winning play will be performed outdoors on the stoop of a Brooklyn apartment building.
More details coming soon!
These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, as well as The Brooklyn Community Foundation, and many generous supporters.