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8 p.m. Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery
September 23, 2011, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Friday, September 23, 2011
Brooklyn Underground brings to the stage an imaginative and entertaining intermingling of Green-Wood’s permanent residents and its modern-day neighbors.
Hear 19th-century stage star Kate Claxton, “the Sarah Bernhardt of America,” give a first-hand account of the Brooklyn Theatre Fire of 1885 that killed 278 people. Watch actress Laura Keene perform at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.—on the night Lincoln was assassinated. Be entertained by McDonald Clarke, “the Mad Poet of Broadway,” who influenced and was eulogized by Walt Whitman. Eavesdrop on the present-day conversations of Green-Wood’s neighbors who have an entirely unique perspective on the historic cemetery.
The Artful Conspirators is a Brooklyn-based theater company which created Brooklyn Underground through research, interviews, audience surveys and theatrical imagination. Directed by David A. Miller.
Evening & Matinée performances:
Fri., Sept. 23, 8:00 p.m. / Fri., Sept. 30, 8:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 24, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. / Sat., Oct. 1, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 25, 3:00 p.m. / Sun., Oct. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door. $20 anytime for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund. Seating is limited, reservations strongly recommended.
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