Professionals Produce Pubescents’ Plays in Red Hook This Weekend

05/20/2011 1:21 PM |

A scene from this winters production
  • A scene from this winter’s production

Tonight and tomorrow afternoon, theater professionals and other adults will produce three short plays written by Red Hook residents in the 11-14 years-old range. It’s the spring production of Falconworks’ bi-annual Off the Hook, which we profiled back in winter. The plays address pressures children face in the community, like peer pressure and bullying, as well as problems like recycling (with no less than three dance numbers!), all with inventive direction by experienced adults.

I have a small role in one play. Watch the teaser below and get more info here. (May 20 at 7pm, May 21 at 3pm; PS 15, 71 Sullivan Street, B61 to Van Brunt and Wolcott; walking distance—though a bit of a walk—from Smith-Ninth.) Not to go is like saying you don’t believe in art as a positive force for social change (or that your sister’s graduation is up in Massachusetts on Saturday, and you’re leaving right after work on Friday). Don’t be that jerk.