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Site-Specific LITTLE MURDERS to Play Former Burger Joint in Brooklyn


Site-Specific LITTLE MURDERS to Play Former Burger Joint in Brooklyn

The critically acclaimed play Little Murders by Jules Feiffer comes to Brooklyn 50 years after its premiere in a new production directed by Shira Milikowsy (The Lily's Revenge at American Repertory Theater).

This production, which began its life at Harvard University in 2014, catapults the play into our present political and cultural landscape, hinting towards a dystopian future that feels all too possible.

This site-specific Little Murders will run for a limited 9-night engagement beginning this Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 13th at a former burger restaurant in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. All performances begin at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased here:

Milikowsky's production of Little Murders features gender bent casting of Liz Leimkuhler (Beardo) as begrudging patriarch Carol Newquist and Mark Mauriello (A.R.T.'s The Donkey Show) as manic matriarch Marjorie Newquist.

The cast will also include AnDrew Barret Cox (Kenny Newquist), Juliana Sass (Patsy Newquist), Griffin Sharps (Alfred Chamberlain), David Sheynberg (Judge Stern, Reverend Dupas, Lieutenant Practice), and Dawn Clements, Michelle Martinelli, Hayley Moir, and Abraham Rebollo (Wedding Guests).

The design team of Little Murders is made up of Daniel Prosky (Set Design), Lily Prentice (Costume Design), Kate McGee (Lighting Design), and Nathan Leigh (Sound Design), with Original Composition by Ellen Winter.

In a decayed and bullet-ridden New York City, the Newquist clan will stop at nothing to maintain their performance of the perfect American family. When daughter Patsy brings home Alfred - a nihilist and worse, her fiancée - they may finally be pushed over the edge. This darkest of dark comedies asks: how long can you keep a death grip on a world spiraling out of control? The original production of Little Murders took its Broadway bow in 1967, followed by a long-running stint Off-Broadway (1969 Obie Award) and a critically acclaimed 1971 film adaptation (both directed by Alan Arkin). Now, 50 years later, the Newquists continue their downward spiral at an abandoned restaurant.

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