Brecht In The Park

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Brecht Forumn 451 West Streetn New York, NY 10014n United Statesn

July 23rd, 2013 7:30 PM
Brecht In The Park
3 Short Plays By Bertolt Brecht

To shake up the usual outdoor theatre fare offered in NYC, Elephant Run District is presenting Brecht in the Park. Included in this are three rarely-performed short plays, two of which required the creation of a special contract from the publishing company Samuel French because they had never been performed in New York City. This imaginative production, directed by Aimee Todoroff, will fuse physical and political theatre, bringing these early 20th century works into the contemporary world of the Occupy Movement, Citizens United, Stop & Frisk actions and Stand Your Ground laws. It will feature masks and puppets created by Joe Osheroff, winner of three New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2012 for his choreography and movement, mask design, and direction of Homunculus: Reloaded.

Brecht in the Park,

3 rarely-performed short plays by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bentley

The Elephant Calf (1926), In Search of Justice (1938)

and The Exception and the Rule (1929).

Directed by Aimee Todoroff

Mask and additional design: Joe Osheroff

Assistant director: Lacy Reily. Stage manager: Heather Olmstead

Featuring: Ethan Angelica*, Ron Dizon, Mel House*, Rebecca Nyahay, Michael Perrie Jr., and Jenny Tibbels-Jordan. (*members of Actors’ Equity Association)

More information at

Elephant Run District is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit devoted to challenging expectations, inspiring dialogue in our community and creating long-lasting memories. Elephant Run seeks to entertain its audiences while addressing issues that affect our society.

The Elephant Calf, the Exception and the Rule, and In Search of Justice are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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