The Miser is Moliere’s darkest comedy: a grim fable for our times containing some of the most absurd and delightful classical, comedic dialogue ever written. The play is a harsh indictment wrapped in pastel-colored candy coating. Written in 1668 at the beginning of the market economy, The Miser sits almost too easily in 2014, when movements the world over are forecasting capitalism’s collapse. This Brooklyn production will invite audiences into the opulent and overwhelming Grand Prospect Hall in South Park Slope for a truly unique evening.
January 6–21, 2015
Grand Prospect Hall
100 years after its premiere on Broadway, Major Barbara’s examination of government funded war and the nature of power stand the test of time. George Bernard Shaw pits Salvation Army officer Barbara against her armaments manufacturer father, and the question of how human dignity and even faith can be bought is raised.
May 6–30, 2015
First Unitarian Church
NEW WORKS is play initiative designed to help the company deepen its commitment to artists in our borough. Throughout the year, a staged reading series will showcase four Brooklyn writers’ work presented in diverse, environmentally-specific locations throughout Brooklyn.
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 Howard Gilman Foundation, The Brooklyn Community Foundation and many generous supporters.