Performance Schedule Announced for The Brick's Too Soon Festival 6/4-27
Tickets are now on sale to the latest entry in The Brick's legendary Summer Theme Festival Series, THE TOO SOON FESTIVAL, an ode to half-baked notions, frustrated youth, uncomfortable trends, traumatic events, terrifying predictions, raw nerves and un-come-upon comeuppances, performed and presented before their time. Get $15 discounted tickets if you purchase in advance online at www.bricktheater.com or 1-866-811-4111 by May 15. The TOO SOON FESTIVAL will run June 4-27 at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn).
Written by Danny Bowes & Jillian Tully
Directed by Danny Bowes
Danny and Jillian met one night at a wine bar, and instead of dating, they decided to write a play together. And star in it. Playing each other. The star-cross'd cross dressers develop their show; one thinks they're in love, the other thinks they're just friends. Eventually, through the power of Mexican pop music, endless conversation, and transvestism, they realize that there's more than one kind of CHEMISTRY.
Sun 6/6 @ 5pm, Fri 6/11 @ 7:30pm, Sat 6/12 @ 10:45pm, Tue 6/15 @ 8:45pm, & Thu 6/17 @ 7pm
Dandilion and the Bicycle Powered Cloud Plane
Presented by The Tiny Black Hearts
Written by Heather Coffey & Andy Hadaway
Directed by Heather Coffey
It was just a simple game of jacks in the yard. Just a good older brother teaching his baby sister about greed and gain and skill and domination... Just good clean fun in the yard on a sunny afternoon. Then they came. The Pig People. They came to take her away. Then there could be nothing but hell to pay. There are, as we know, two sides to every story. There is a lot of energy and time that go into destruction, revenge, and vigilante justice. This ingenuity is also what dazzles and amazes and inspires those it is brought against. Dandilion and the Amazing Bicycle Powered Cloud Plane is a simple story of misunderstood motives. There are Pig People. Hijinks are inevitable.
Tue 6/15 @ 7pm, Sat 6/19 @ 1:30pm, Sun 6/20 @ 7pm, Fri 6/25 @ 11:15pm, & Sun 6/27 @ 2pm
Death is a Scream
Written by Esther Crow
Directed by Rabeah Ghaffari
What if you could choose your own "ending"? With the help of a highly skilled Death Agent, you can! And after you buy The Farm, a "Corpsetologist" will make you look like your favorite celebrity, model, or head of state. These and other death-dealing characters await you in Esther Crow's one-woman variety show, Death Is a Scream.
Fri 6/11 @ 9:30pm, Fri 6/18 @ 7pm, Sat 6/19 @ 3pm, Sun 6/20 @ 5pm, & Tue 6/23 @ 7pm
Hack! An I.T. Spaghetti Western
Presented by Hack! Theatrics & Impetuous Theater Group
Written by Crystal Skillman
Directed by John Hurley
When Hedge fund I.T. employees, Cal, Dash, and Jay, discover that they've been hacked - and that the hack is one of them - they scramble to pin it on each other to snag the gold in this ultimate showdown of the Good, the Bad and the Geek. A recent hit at this season's Vampire Cowboys Saloon Series, watching HACK! The Live DVD Cut is just like popping in a DVD to watch your favorite episodes where you even get to select the extras (deleted scenes, bloopers, commentary) that are acted out in front of you!
Thu 6/10 @ 7pm, Sat 6/12 @ 8:45pm, Sun 6/13 @ 2pm, Wed 6/16 @ 7pm, & Sat 6/19 @ 7pm
Happily After Tonight
Written & Directed by Mateo Moreno
Once upon a time, we all heard stories. Stories of princes and princesses, villains defeated, and good triumphing over evil. Each fairy tale our parents told us ended with a charming "Happily Ever After..." But what followed were stories much darker, stories that happened after those famous endings, and they've never been told. Until now. From Sleeping Beauty to Alice in Wonderland to Little Red Riding Hood, we will take everything you think you know and turn it on it's head. Because no one is guaranteed a happy ending here. Welcome to Happily After Tonight. It ain't your parents f*$king fairy tale...
Wed 6/9 @ 7pm, Sun 6/13 @ 8pm, Fri 6/18 @ 8:45pm, Tue 6/22 @ 7pm, & Thu 6/24 @ 7pm
Jeannine's Abortion: A Play in One Trimester
Presented by Old Kent Road
Written by Eric Bland
Directed by Hope Cartelli
Jeannine's Abortion: A Play in One Trimester follows Jeannine and several of her peers over three months in New York City, during which time they exist with one another and Jeannine has an abortion.
Thu 6/24 @ 8:45pm, Fri 6/25 @ 7pm, Sat 6/26 @ 2:30pm, Sun 6/27 @ 6:30pm
Redbeard and Domicella
Presented by Hearth Gods
Written by Kasia Nikhamina
Directed by Michael Rau
Two high school sweethearts deliver a bold retrospective of their young marriage in "he said, she said" fashion. The witty, irrepressible Redbeard works in a bicycle shop near Brighton Beach; the slightly-built, titanic-hearted Domicella splits her time between a desk at the District Attorney's Office, and the kitchen table where she writes. This is the story of the old man and the noise. It speaks (too soon?) about instances of loss as disparate as September 11th and Michael Jackson's death, as well as Domicella's own close scrape on the wild streets of New York.
Sat 6/5 @ 6pm, Tue 6/8 @ 7pm, Sat 6/12 @ 7pm, Sun 6/13 @ 4:30pm, & Wed 6/16 @ 9pm
RIP JD: A Celebration of Death
Presented by Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company
Written by Erin Austin & Ross Evans
Directed by Ross Evans
JD Salinger has finally kicked the bucket. Join the Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company as we say good riddance, and celebrate the life and death of the renowned author of Catcher in the Rye. Expect funeral dancing, keening, angst, and artistic piracy. It's a licensing free post-Salinger utopia, and we're not waiting around for no stinkin' public domain. So, bring your favorite dog-eared copy of Franny and Zooey and some Kleenex, you phonies. RIP JD: A Celebration of Death is waiting for you.
Sat 6/5 @ 3pm, Sun 6/6 @ 7pm, Sat 6/12 @ 4:30pm, Sat 6/19 @ 9:15pm, & Fri 6/25 @ 9pm
That Old Soft Shoe
Presented by Blue Coyote Theater Group
Written by Matt Freeman
Directed by Kyle Ancowitz
Playwright Matthew Freeman, director Kyle Ancowitz, and Blue Coyote Theater Group return to the Brick with That Old Soft Shoe, a redacted comedy. Their previous appearances include the much ballyhooed productions of Glee Club and An Interview with the Author. In That Old Soft Shoe, a Senator from the Pacific Northwest arrives to inspect the goings-on in an undisclosed location, throwing the staff into turmoil. Will their dancing lessons prove sufficient? Or will they all wind up working at a phone bank in Dallas? After all, it's a new administration.
Sun 6/6 @ 2:30pm, Tue 6/8 @ 8:45pm, Wed 6/23 @ 8:45pm, Sat 6/26 @ 7pm, & Sun 6/27 @ 4pm
The Wedding of Berit Johnson & Ian W. Hill: A Theatre Study by Ian W. Hill & Berit Johnson
Presented by Gemini CollisionWorks
Written, directed & designed by Ian W. Hill
Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson have been making theatre as partners in life and work for ten years - Ian in front as director and actor; Berit, who only wants anonymity, behind-the-scenes. Seven years later, though neither believed in it, they decided on marrying for practical reasons. In order for it to have actual meaning for them, they've chosen to make their marriage a piece of experimental theatre, with a 4-performance run, and a cast of Brick Theater regulars. Is this marriage possibly happening too soon, or too late, and will Berit actually agree to participate in the ceremony itself?
Sat 6/19 @ 4:45pm, Sun 6/20 @ 3pm, Tue 6/22 @ 8:45pm, & Sat 6/26 @ 4:30pm
THE BRICK was founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a yoga center, and various storage spaces, this brick-walled garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was completely refurbished as a state-of-the-art performance space. Since then, The Brick has launched, produced and presented hundreds of world-premiere stage works from New York emerging artists and theater-makers from around the globe. The theater company is a proud member of New York's burgeoning Indie Theater community and informal home to an ever-expanding family of artists and avid theatergoers. Winner of the New York Innovative Theater Awards Caffé Cino Fellowship Award 2009.