There’s a lot that’s angering Brooklynites these days, so how better to vent about it than to put on a show?
That’s the thematic basis for “Brooklyn at Eye Level,” the new production by Manhattan-based theater troupe, the Civilians. The play — a musical actually! — is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with community leaders about local development projects and gentrification.
“Certainly, everyone is experiencing a fairly dynamic change in Brooklyn,” director Steve Cosson told GO Brooklyn. “What we’ve been doing is to try to be a witness, and then put it on stage.”
Sounds a bit like a “collage” of community board meetings, rallies and other events, though Cosson promised something a bit more dramatic.
“The reason why we’re doing [this performance] is to try to make people understand what’s actually been happening and what’s at stake,” Cosson said. “What we’ve found out is going to surprise people.”
“Brooklyn at Eye Level,” Dec. 4–7, Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Ave., between Union and President streets in Park Slope). For information, visit www.thecivilians.org and brooklynateyelevel.org.
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