Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents BROOKLYN ABRIDGEDPosted on: May 14, 2019
Category: Special Project
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Presents Brooklyn Abridged, An All-New Production At The Connelly Theater from May 30 – June 9, Celebrating the Quirky, Beautiful, And Extraordinary Borough New York City (April 10, 2019) - Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, New York City’s acclaimed variety arts ensemble, returns to the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York City) with an all-new production, “Brooklyn Abridged,” which combines history, humor and heart with an eclectic cast and crew showcasing circus artistry, original live music, and live analog projections into intertwined vignettes that tell the story of the borough and the citizens who live, work, and play there. This limited engagement runs from May 30 – June 9, 2019. Tickets are on sale now. “Brooklyn Abridged” is a highly stylized visual and aural journey through the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, where citizens, civil servants, and tourists alike showcase their individual artistry in the setting of some of the borough’s most iconic landmarks. Each act takes us on a personal adventure with a unique visual approach, as individual residents of the Borough of Kings magically seize opportunities to portray their personal stories. Together, they fuel the furnace and stir the cauldron that make up the energy, diversity and beauty of the wonderfully unique community known as Brooklyn. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has been presenting classic American circus tradition with its own uniquely contemporary spin for over 20 years. Its hybrid of vaudeville, circus, comedy, burlesque, live original music, and sideshow has enthralled audiences across the United States and around the world. The New York Times said of the Bindlestiffs, “There are certain things that make New York City so incredibly special. And this is one of them.” For this production, Bindlestiff partners with David Gallo Design, which creates innovative visual storytelling for Broadway plays and musicals, network television, arena concerts, large-scale immersive entertainment, and all kinds of live events. Founder David Gallo’s work has been recognized with one Tony award, two Emmy awards, an Obie Award for Continued Excellence, and many other honors. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Museum both own samples of his work. “Brooklyn Abridged” features cast members Cassady Rose Bonjo, Angela Butch, Yoni Kallai, Esther de Monteflores, Ermiyas Muluken, Kenneth Stephen Neil, and Keith Nelson with live projection performances by Viveca Gardiner, Amelia Modlin, and David Gallo. The production was written, directed and designed by David Gallo Design. Music composed and performed by Sxip Shirey, sound design by Kristopher Anton, and lead roustabout is Logan Kerr. FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION: brooklynabridged.eventbrite.com WHEN: May 30 – June 9, 2019 WHERE: The Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street, New York City SHOW SCHEDULE: Thursday, May 30 7:00 pm (Preview performance) Friday, May 31 8:00 pm (Opening) Saturday, June 1 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sunday, June 2 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 5 7:00 pm Thursday, June 6 7:00 pm Friday, June 7 8:00 pm Saturday, June 8 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sunday, June 9 3:00 pm Tickets are general admission and are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $25 for students, seniors, and those attending in clown makeup. Show time is two hours (including intermission). Produced by Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This project is supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Materials for the Arts.
Date: May 30, 2019 12:00 am - June 09, 2019
Location: Connelly Theater
220 East 4th Street
New York City