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Be the star

According to actress Gyda Arber, the only thing more attractive to an audience than seeing a star is being one.

“I’ve always loved going to interactive theater events, but they were all ultimately disappointing to me, because they didn’t allow you to really be in a show,” she told GO Brooklyn.

So, earlier this month she launched “Suspicious Package” at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg.

“Suspicious Package” features four players who act out a film noir with the help of a digital music player — it feeds them lines, plays inner monologues and displays video flashbacks — as they traipse through the neighborhood, unraveling the 45-minute story.

The show, which begins at The Brick, ends in a dramatic scene at the Lazy Catfish, a local bar that serves as scenery as well as the host of the cast party. Players can recount the experience over a drink — included in the ticket price — and dish with Arber about how the experience played out.

“I don’t think anyone has come,” said Arber, “who hasn’t had a total blast.”

The Brick Theater presents “Suspicious Package” at 4 pm on June 21, 22, 28 and 29. Up to three shows will be held each day. Tickets are $20. For information, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.suspiciouspackage show.com.

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