Friday, March 28, 2008

Upcoming: The Return of "Off the Hook"

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"Off the Hook: Original Plays by Red Hook Kids" returns April 18-19 in Red Hook for its ninth production since the series began in 2004. So far, 30 local young people have written and performed 39 plays. Here's a little bit from the email we received:
All of the enthusiasm, inventiveness, and fearlessness that Brooklyn kids are capable of will be presented onstage when six young playwrights perform their works alongside professional actors in "Off the Hook: Original Plays by Red Hook Kids." The performances will take place Friday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Patrick Daly School (PS 15), 71 Sullivan Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Admission is free of charge.

"Off the Hook" will feature original plays written by six young playwrights, age 10-16, who have completed a three-month workshop in playwriting and theater arts. "The program catches the young playwrights at a time when they're becoming aware of the complicated world around them, but they still bring a kid's optimism and enthusiasm to the plays they create," says Reg Flowers, founder of Falconworks Artists Group and the creator of Off the Hook. "They're on the edge of adulthood, and their actions and words show they are impatient to grow up, but there's still an underlying wide-eyed perspective and a belief in the impossible that comes through in the plays they write. Almost anything might happen once the curtain goes up."
There is a lot more info about these very cool plays here and you can make a reservation (the shows are free) by clicking here.

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