American Revolution Play Offered Free to Public in East Village, July 4

News   American Revolution Play Offered Free to Public in East Village, July 4 What better entertainment on July 4 than a play about America's fight for independence? And what more freeing admission price than nothing?

What better entertainment on July 4 than a play about America's fight for independence? And what more freeing admission price than nothing?

The Inverse Theatre, the folks behind a new production of Kirk Wood Bromley's The American Revolution, are offering their July 4 performance to the public free of charge. The show will take place at 4 PM, at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden (9th Street between Avenues B and C). Food and drink will be sold, with fireworks to follow.

The Off Broadway staging began its summer tour of NYC parks on June 14. The remaining schedule is July 5-7 in the Lawn Below the Dairy, Central Park (Mid-Park at 65th Street; enter park at Columbus Circle or Fifth Ave/CPS and look for cast members). Friday shows are at 7 PM; Saturday shows are at 5 PM; Sundays shows are at 3 PM.

Howard Thoresen, a sometime Bromley play actor, directs the piece, which is about—right—the American Revolution, specifically the relationship between Gen. George Washington and officer-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold. The action takes place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, London, Paris, and Yorktown.

The play premiered a few seasons back at the Connelly Theatre in an offbeat production staged by Emma Griffin. For more information or directions to the venues, please call (212) 501 4528 or visit www.inversetheater.com.

—By Robert Simonson