What better entertainment on July 4 than a play about America's fight for independence?
Or so, no doubt, The Inverse Theatre, the folks behind a new production of Kirk Wood Bromley's The American Revolution think. The Off Broadway staging will run June 14 to July 7 and travel to a series of parks around New York City. All performances are free to the public.
The schedule is as follows (Friday shows are at 7 PM; Saturday shows are at 5 PM; Sundays shows are at 3 PM):
• Friday June 14 through Sunday June 16 at the East River Park Amphitheater (FDR Drive, Cherry Street; walk east on Houston or Delancey, cross bridge to Park, walk south)
• Friday June 21 through Sunday July 7 in the Lawn Below the Dairy, Central Park (Mid-Park at 65th Street; enter park at Columbus Circle or 5th Ave/CPS and look for cast members)
• Special benefit performance: Thursday July 4 at 4 PM, La Plaza Cultural Community Garden (9th Street between Avenues B and C)
Howard Thoresen, a sometime Bromley play actor, directs the piece, which is about—right—the American Revolution, specifically the relationship between General 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