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Open: 03/29/15- Close: 05/17/15 Brooklyn Center For The Performing Arts Presents 2015 Target Storybook Series
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to continue its partnership with Target® to bring quality, affordable, and educational performing arts programming to the culturally diverse families of Brooklyn with its 2015 Target Storybook Series, running March 29 – May 17, 2015. The series aims to encourage both a love of storytelling and the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages four to eight.

 

The Target Storybook Series, featuring performances based on classic and contemporary children’s literature, is the centerpiece of Brooklyn Center’s 2014-15 family programming, with shows including Enchantment Theatre Company’s The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 03/26/15- Close: 04/11/15 FLOYDADA
On the plains of West Texas in 1927, the small town of Floydada is home to two middle-aged sisters: Dalia, an artist forced to return due to a terminal illness, and Ada, the dutiful caretaker. Not satisfied to sit around and wait for the end, Dalia shakes up the mundane existence of her sister by convincing her to open a Dada-inspired cabaret in the family’s recently closed general store. Revitalized by their creative impulses, the sisters entertain their unsuspecting rural neighbors with original, avant-garde performance. Floydada was a finalist in the 2011 Texas Playwrights Festival.

Peculiar Works Project (Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter and Barry Rowell) will present the World Premiere of Barry Rowell’s Floydada directed by David Vining (The Blue Puppies Cycle at The

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Open: 03/29/15- Close: 03/29/15 Harold and the Purple Crayon
“One of the nation’s most revered organizations for cross-generational theater” – Philadelphia Weekly

 

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its Target Storybook Series with Enchantment Theatre Company’s The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, based on the beloved book series by Crockett Johnson, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2pm. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

 

“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson that follows the zany adventures of an inventive

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts : Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Open: 03/05/15- Close: 03/29/15 LATE WITH LANCE!
Peter Michael Marino’s newest old creation is here. Meet Lance…delusional cruise ship entertainer, celebrity stalker and pathological musical theater fanatic. After a 15-year hiatus from the cabaret world, Lance is back in town with his own brand of variety talk show. He’s invited Liza Minnelli, Hugh Jackman and Miami Sound Machine to be on his show  - and that’s surely bound to happen!

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Triple Crown Underground Theater : 330 7th Avenue
Open: 03/20/15- Close: 04/04/15 Pinwheel!
Directed by Random Access Theatre's Artistic Dircetor Jennifer Sandella and featuring an original score by Geoff Barone and choreography by Esther Widlanski, this frenetic Jazz Age musical follows one woman’s struggle to find her place in the American Dreamscape. Torn between mundane domesticity and a glittery life in Hollywood, The Jane embarks on a frenzied journey to satisfy her cravings for a richer life. 
 
Emotionally charged and culturally relevant, Pinwheel! raises poignant questions about gender, societal roles, and the illusive nature of the American Dream. It is a story that is at once erotic, comic and tragic as it examines our often dissatisfaction with cultural norms in our quest for authenticity.

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The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory : 137 W 14th Street
Open: 03/26/15- Close: 04/04/15 THE ANGELS OF MONS
500 years ago the immortal words of Henry V coursed over the fields of Agincourt and won the hearts of his people. 100 years ago his legend kept the British spirit alive as the shells of WWI ripped through the fields of Europe. Today we tell that story of how a band o​f soldiers came together to battle the Germans, the dark, and their own worst nightmares. 

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present March Forth Productions World Premiere of The Angels of Mons, a historical drama by Eric Webb, directed and conceived by Laura Archer. The production will run March 26-April 4 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7pm with an additional performance on Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm.Tickets ($18; $15 students) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.

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Under St. Marks : 94 St. Mark's Place
Open: 03/22/15- Close: 03/29/15 The Tallest Tree in the Forest
BAM presents The Tallest Tree in the Forest, Daniel Beaty’s one-man  show about Paul Robeson, Mar 22—29.  Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation’s prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moisés Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC. For ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit BAM.org.

 

Born in New Jersey to a father who was a freed slave, Robeson (1898—1976) rose from humble beginnings to become a Broadway star and international celebrity.

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BAM Harvey Theater : 651 Fulton Street