Fomenting ARTS' bicoastal series of "re-collection events" moves to New York with:
BROOKLYN BALL TEAMS AND WRECKING BALLS
Sunday, August 6th. 3 p.m., Brooklyn Baseball Gallery at KeySpan Park in Coney Island
Theater meets baseball as the TALE OF 2CITIES Project moves to New York for the third in its series of bicoastal "re-collection events".
TALE OF 2CITIES: AN AMERICAN JOYRIDE ON MULTIPLE TRACKS is a soon-to-debut play by Heather Woodbury that looks at the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 and the lasting effect the move had on three generations of characters in the neighborhoods affected by that move. The multi-actor play has a bicoastal world premiere in October, 2006 at UCLA LIVE'S FIFTH INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and in New York City at Performance Space 122.
What's a "re-collection event"? The "re-collection events" are designed to bring theater to the community and the community to the theater. Each event includes a sneak-preview reading of selections from Tale of 2Cities by prominent actors, presentations by local community groups and a public forum on the subject of urban redevelopment and the importance of neighborhoods, past and present. Audience members are encouraged to bring photographs, accounts of neighborhoods past and present and other memorabilia that speak to the play's central concern of shifting urban landscapes. These will be duplicated and collected in the growing bicoastal “community scrapbooks" and make up a companion display that will travel with the play through its production, with some elements contributing to the projection-based set design. A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS TO THE CYCLONES GAME TO FOLLOW THE EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO BRING A PHOTO OR OTHER PIECE OF MEMORABILIA.
Sunday, August 6th, 3pm - FREE
Brooklyn Baseball Gallery at KeySpan Park
1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island - Parking is available
Directions: www.brooklyncyclones.com or (718) 499-8497
Limited number of Tickets available for Cyclones game following the event - for information write firstname.lastname@example.org
A six-act, two-part saga, Tale of 2Cities is a collision of life-stories from
New York and Los Angeles spun into an epic mix by a young Echo Park DJ
mourning his grandmother's death. Flashing back to 1957 when the
Brooklyn Dodgers abandoned one neighborhood while in LA another was
lost to make way for the transplanted team's new stadium, Tale creates a
live séance among generations of interwoven characters on both coasts.
From the rise of Senator McCarthy to the fall of the twin towers," Tale swoops
through cities and drops into the minds of a mini-series worth of major and
“Entrancing and exhilarating…molding gut-wrenching truths and hilarious caricatures
into a portrait of the family of man—past and present.”
— Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
The Tale of 2Cities "re-collection events" series started in Los Angeles with THERE GOES THE BARRIO on May 31st at the Los Angeles Central Library and THE CITY NOW AND THE CITY WE KNEW on July 9th at the Skirball Cultural Center. Following BROOKLYN BALL TEAMS AND WRECKING BALLS, the final event in the series, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT NEW YORK NEIGHBORHOODS, will be held at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO on August 22nd.
Cultural Sponsors of the 2Cities “re-collection” project: ALOUD at Los Angeles Central Library,
The Baseball Reliquary, Boyle Heights Poets/Dolores Mission School, Brooklyn Baseball Gallery,
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Casa 0101/LA THEATRE PROJECTS, Casa Del Pueblo,
Consejo Popular de Echo Park, Councilman Eric Garcetti, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Da'hui Man'gu-Community
Land Trust, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, The Eagle Rock Arts Center, Echo Park Film Center,
Inside Out Community Arts, Performance Space 122, Progressive Jewish Alliance, semiotext(e),
Skirball Cultural Center, South Central Farmers Feeding Families, UCLA Live, The Virginia Avenue Project.