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Photo Flash: New Production Shots from Elephant Run District's BRECHT IN THE PARK

Elephant Run District presents BRECHT IN THE PARK, three rarely-performed short plays by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bentley: The Elephant Calf (1926), In Search of Justice (1938) and The Exception and the Rule (1929). Performances run Saturdays and Sundays, now through to July 28 at 4 p.m. (no show July 13), near the southeast corner of the Great Hill in Central Park. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below!

Directed by Aimee Todoroff and featuring mask and additional designs by Joe Osheroff with assistant director Lacy Reily and sage manager Heather Olmstead.

Faeaturing: Ethan Angelica*, Ron Dizon, Mel House*, Rebecca Nyahay, Michael Perrie Jr., and Jenny Tibbels-Jordan. (*members of Actors' Equity Association)

To shake up the usual outdoor theatre fare offered in NYC, Elephant Run District is presenting Brecht in the Park. Included in this are three rarely-performed short plays, two of which required the creation of a special contract from the publishing company Samuel French because they had never been performed in New York City. This imaginative production, directed by Aimee Todoroff, will fuse physical and political theatre, bringing these early 20th century works into the contemporary world of the Occupy Movement, Citizens United, Stop & Frisk actions and Stand Your Ground laws. It will feature masks and puppets created by Joe Osheroff, winner of three New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2012 for his choreography and movement, mask design, and direction of Homunculus: Reloaded.

An additional performance will take place at the Brecht Forum, corner of West and Bank Streets, on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to all performances. Donations will gladly be accepted. More information at www.elephantrundistrict.org.

Elephant Run District is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit devoted to challenging expectations, inspiring dialogue in our community and creating long-lasting memories. Elephant Run seeks to entertain its audiences while addressing issues that affect our society.

Photo Credit: Chris Harcum

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Jenny Tibbels-Jordan in The Elephant Calf. Mask by Joe Osheroff.


Jenny Tibbels-Jordan and Ron Dizon in The Elephant Calf. Mask by Joe Osheroff.


Ethan Angelica in In Search of Justice. Stick puppets by Joe Osheroff.


Mel House in The Exception and the Rule. Mask by Joe Osheroff.


Mel House, left, and Rebecca Nyahay in The Exception and the Rule.

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