Photo Flash: First Look at Mason Holdings' CONSUMPTION
Mason Holdings new site-specific production of Consumption, opened at the Beverly Social Club in Kensington Brooklyn last week. The play was conceived and developed by Mason Holdings Founder and Artistic Director, Tracy Weller. Consumption was written by Devin Burnam. Kristjan Thor serves as director.
A mysterious German doctor; a dying woman; stoned teenagers; a showbiz marriage on the rocks; an itinerant fortune teller; a lost episode of TV's Dragnet. Loosely based on the true-ish story of Elena Hoyos and Count Carl Von Cosel, five disparate but intertwining couples fly through time, space, and planes of existence to ponder the nature of love.
Consumption is an intimate, experiential and immersive work that will play for an audience of just thirty people per performance. The cast, which consists of two actors, will be "on stage" for the duration of the performance, moving amongst the audience, guiding them through the story and the venue. The play takes place in a beautifully restored 100-year old Victorian home where the first floor, including two parlor spaces and a ballroom will be utilized.
Performances take place at the Beverly Social Club, 1016 Beverley Road (Between Stratford Road and Coney Island Avenue), Brooklyn, New York 11218. Subway: Q to Beverley Road. There is a four block walk from the subway.
Consumption runs Saturday, November 10 - Saturday, December 8. Performances are Wednesday - Saturday at 8 pm (excluding November 21st & 22nd. An additional performance will be added that week on Tuesday, November 20th). Running time: 90 minutes. Tickets are $25 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1000498.
More information available at www.mason.holdings/consumption
About Mason Holdings:
Mason Holdings creates intimate, experiential theatre inspired by outsiders. We both create work that examines the life of the unrecognized human, and we seek out and support the work of the unrecognized artist. MH operates outside the confines of commercial theatre, creating experiences that illuminate life outside our quotidian consciousness.
We build transporting worlds in expected spaces, exploring the shadowy terrain of our periphery. You may be submerged in a sea of lost souls - or you may plunge into your own secret depths. The Mason Holdings experience is always a personal one.
About the Beverley Social Club:
The Beverley Social Club is an historic building originally built for a doctor at the turn of the last century. In the 1920's it was home to the Brooklyn Democratic Club, and for the last 60 years has been a synagogue. In 2017, it was restored to its original state. The house is located on a tree lined street with many other Victorian houses. www.beverleysocialclub.com
Tracy Weller and Devin Burnam. Photo by Trey Pentecost.