Blood Red Roses is a devised immersive shadow puppetry piece that examines the history of female pirates – performed on a boat in the Red Hook Channel. What made these incredible and dangerous women choose this life, as opposed to a more conventional path? The shadows will be cast all around you, constantly surprising you. Come go to sea with us, drink rum with us, sing along with us, go on this journey with us…
Drama of Works will present the World Premiere of Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project, a puppet theater piece created by the ensemble and directed by Drama of Works Artistic Director Gretchen Van Lente, May 11-31 at The Waterfront Museum (290 Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn). The production will feature Joseph Garner, Emily Hartford, Gretchen Van Lente, Scott Weber, and Meghan Williams with Costume Design by Emily Blumenauer. Preview performances will be on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 with an opening night performance on Saturday, May 16. The show will then run Friday through Sunday through May 31. Doors will open at 7:45pm and the performance will begin at sundown (approximately 8pm). Tickets ($15 in advance; $20 at the door) are available online at http://bloodredroses.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 866-811-4111. The show runs approximately 55 minutes, with no intermission.
The Waterfront Museum is housed on board the Lehigh Valley No. 79, an authentic floating artifact that was built in 1914 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the last wooden barge of the “lighterage era” (1860-1960), which remains afloat. From the barge and pier, visitors are treated to a rare front view of the Statue of Liberty, and to the tugs, freighters, and container and cruise ships that crisscross the harbor daily. For more information on the Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge and its upcoming events visit www.waterfrontmuseum.org.
Preview performances will be on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 with an opening night performance on Saturday, May 16. The show will then run Friday through Sunday through May 31. :
Theater: Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge
Address: 290 Conover Street at Pier 44
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006