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Shake It All Off with the Full Monty

These have felt like dark days recently—–so why not shake it all off 1980’s style—and go for the Full Monty. The pop-rock musical about six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who stage a strip show after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for Chippendales opens on Friday at the Heights Players.  The show, an Americanized version of the hit […]

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Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Steve Martin, Heights Players—Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Please

So two guys walk into a bar—the Lapin Agile (“Nimble Rabbit”) in Paris circa 1904. If it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it is—or at least the latest play at the Heights Players. Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by comedian Steve Martin, is up next at our beloved neighborhood theater. Come to […]

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A Murder is Announced—in March

There were several dramatic murders down on Willow Place just a couple of weeks ago, but at least this next one will be announced. Don’t miss A Murder is Announced, the latest from the neighborhood’s enchanting community theater, the Heights Players. This is an Agatha Christie caper, so channel your best Miss Marple and mark your calendars for March […]

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Theater 2020 Presents “A Radio Christmas Carol” at Brooklyn Heights Library Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ award winning live theater company, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Public Library, will present “A Radio Christmas Carol,” an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic, this Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Heights branch of BPL, 286 Cadman Plaza West. The event is free, and no registration is […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of Aesop’s Fables at Brooklyn Heights Library This Saturday

Theater 2020, “Brooklyn Heights’ only redident professional theater” and the Brooklyn Public Library will present a free reading of playwright Lynn Marie Macy’s (photo) adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, at the Brooklyn Heights Library, 286 Cadman Plaza West, this Saturday, September 23, starting at 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:30). This should be fun for all […]

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Bard for Bupkis: Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of The Tempest at Brooklyn Heights Library Saturday

David Fuller (photo), Brooklyn Heights resident and, with his wife Judith Jarosz, co-Artistic Producing Director of the award winning Theater 2020, has done a “family friendly” adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. There will be a free reading this Saturday, June 17 starting at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30) at the Brooklyn Heights Library, 286 […]

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Ready For a Visit to Runyonland? Heights Players Present Guys and Dolls

Damon Runyon (1880-1946) (caricature: Tad, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons), from Manhattan, Kansas, became a prominent newspaperman in the Borough of Manhattan from the 1920s until his death. While he worked primarily as a sportswriter, he became fascinated by some aspects of New York life that accompanied the sporting scene, and wrote a series of […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Pádraig (Blessings of St. Patrick’s Day). You can be sure of a lively time this evening at The Custom House, 139 Montague Stret (between Clinton and Henry) or at O’Keefe’s Bar & Grill, 62 Court Stret (between Joralemon and Livingston). If you missed Theater 2020’s free reading of David Fuller’s The B’ard […]

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Shakespeare on Death Row? Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of David Fuller’s “The B’ard” Wednesday Evening

Perhaps some contemporary politicians would like to put him, or at least his works, there, as they contain some very direct references to sex; even interracial sex (see The Merchant of Venice I.i.88 ff.). Brooklyn Heights resident David Fuller, co-artistic director (along with his wife, Judith Jarosz) of Theater 2020, whose production of Stephen Sondheim’s […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Comedy Reading Wednesday Evening

If “Jane Austen” (portrait by her sister Cassandra) and “comedy” seem an odd combination, come to the Mark O’Donnell Theater, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets; near the A, C, and G Hoyt-Schermerhorn station) this Wednesday evening, March 1, starting at 7:00, for a free reading, no reservations required, of “Lady Susan or […]

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