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Theater 2020 Present s Two Free Readings of Short Comedies Saturday Afternoon

This Saturday afternoon at 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) at the Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 109 Remsen Street, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will present readings of two one act comedies – “The Surprising Measure of Buried Treasure” and “Getting Grandma’s Goat” – by Theater 2020 board […]

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Wilde Times at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beginning this coming Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:00 and continuing each evening at the same time through Sunday, June 23 on the Bridge View Lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Classical Theatre will present free performances of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) The Importance of Being Earnest. Considered one of the great […]

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Theater 2020 Presents “The Cradle Will Rock”; a 1930s Musical That Resonates Today

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will present The Cradle Will Rock (cast photo above), Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 musical play, which he called “a labor opera.” According to Theater 2020, In Cradle we see artists selling out to the wealthy, healthcare influenced by big money, the press owned by big business, […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Into the Woods at St. Francis February 21 – March 17

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional stage company, will present the James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim musical comedy Into the Woods at the Founders Hall Theater, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, in a run of sixteen performances beginning Thursday, February 21 and continuing through Sunday, March 17. “Into the Woods,” where the characters in […]

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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Free Performance Saturday

This Saturday afternoon, December 15 at 2:00 (seating begins at 1:30), at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street (accessible entrance from Henry Street between Montague and Remsen), Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will Present “A Radio Christmas Carol”, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ (photo) “A Christmas Carol”, by […]

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Heights Players Open Season With Oliver!

Our neighbors at the Red Hook Star Revue have an excellent story about Brooklyn Heights’ community theater, the Heights Players, who stage their productions in the old chapel at 26 Willow Place (photo), between Joralemon and State Streets, in Willowtown. The Players began their 2018-19 season — their 63rd — this weekend with Lionel Bart’s […]

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Free Outdoor Performances of Theater 2020’s As U Like It in Cadman Plaza Park This Weekend

This coming Saturday and Sunday evenings, June 16 and 17, starting at 6:00 PM, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present As U Like It, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, with original music by Jason Wynn, at Cadman Plaza Park. Your correspondent saw the show on Saturday, and can attest […]

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Theater 2020 Presents As U Like It

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, presents As U Like It, a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy — the Bard’s script is here, but there is original music by Jason Wynn (no, not that Jason Wynn) — and a setting in contemporary Brooklyn. Shakespeare tackles gender fluidity with comic gusto and director […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Theater 2020’s Assassins, at St. Francis, Hits the Mark

Assassins is a musical comedy conceived by Charles Gilbert, Jr., and brought to life with a book by John Weidman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Playwrights Horizons gave it an Off-Broadway run in 1990, but it didn’t make it to Broadway until a Roundabout Theatre Company production in 2004, with Todd Haimes as […]

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