|Arden:the Lamentable Tragedie Of A Dumbo Real Estate Mogul
| Open: 04/19/07 Close: 05/12/07
Spring Theatreworks presents ARDEN: THE LAMENTABLE TRAGEDIE OF A DUMBO REAL ESTATE MOGUL, adapted by Michelle Salerno & Jeffrey Horne from George Lillo's 1739 play "Arden of Feversham" and directed by Michelle Salerno. Performances will begin Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 8 p.m. at Spring's Loft in DUMBO, Brooklyn at 25 Jay Street (between Plymouth & John Sts; F to York Street, A/C to High Street). Admission is free, donations suggested. Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Seats can be reserved by emailing name, performance choice and number of seats to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By piecing together scenes from pre-existing texts the co-adaptors have modernized the story and situated it amidst the current real estate market in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Thomas Arden is owner of Arden Properties, a significant competitor in the sizzling DUMBO real estate market. Thanks to his strong political ties, Arden has just been given exclusive rights by the city to develop a hotly contested plot of land, successfully wrenching it out of the hands of Green who believes he is the rightful owner. However, even despite this substantial victory, Arden's ego is bruised. He suspects that his wife Alicia, formerly renowned for her faithfulness, has been cheating on him with Mosby, a man far below her reputation. It is left up to the audience to decide where the true tragedy in this story lies. Is Alicia justified in her adultery given Arden's mistreatment of her? Are the conspirators' actions against Arden properly placed social justice and vigilantism? How long can one man's power and control go unchecked? Or is Arden doing what is right and just for the good of society and his community? Spring presents ARDEN in their minimalist story-telling style at their signature intimate loft space in the heart of DUMBO.
Seats can be reserved by emailing name, performance choice and number of seats to email@example.com.