Inspired by the parlor culture of the 18th and 19th century, the Brave New World Repetory Salon Series harks back to a sophisticated era where salon gatherings were the choice entertainment for a night out (or a night in, more accurately).
Brave New World’s first three seasons added class to local nightlife thanks to performances of “The Great White Hope” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” among others.
But this season’s repertoire is taking the salon theme even further. Not only will the Brooklyn-based Equity actors be performing readings of classic works, including “Hotel Paridiso,” “Waiting for Godot,” “An Ideal Husband” and “Much Ado About Nothing” — but two of the performances will be in a house in Ditmas Park and another will be at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Each evening includes dinner and wine to provide ample opportunities for dignified dialogue.
The Brave New World Repertory Salon Series 2007 begins on Jan. 20 at 7:30 pm at a private home in Ditmas Park. Individual tickets are $18, a subscription to the series is $75. For information, visit www.bravenewworldrep….