to see photos from
past productions as
far back as 1981.


40s & Chestnuts
by Ben Gassman
directed by Tara Elliott
Fri Apr 28 - Wed May 3
40s & Chestnuts (Brooklyn College 2017)

Drug vials, bricked up buildings, turf wars.
This is the neighborhood DomCan and his
crew came up in. This is the world they
know. They just want to drink 40s, tag
untouched walls, and play handball. But
when the generous Old Lady with the
welcoming stoop crosses the street to
confront the dealers, when the block
erupts, and the outsider cops fade into
the deep dark blue, Domcan learns quick
that sometimes neutrality isn’t an option.
Sometimes you’re the star of your own
video game. Sometimes you’re the only
hope for neighborhood justice.



The Brooklyn College Department of Theater produces seven to ten shows a year — up to four Mainstage productions in the proscenium-style Whitman Theater and up to six "black box" productions in the 120-seat New Workshop Theater — directed by faculty and MFA directing candidates.

These shows provide undergraduate and graduate students plenty of hands-on experience in all phases of theatrical production.

This production activity also provides cultural enrichment for the community, which has shown great appreciation and support for departmental productions.

For information and reservations, call 718-951-4500.

In 2012, Brooklyn College broke ground to build the new Tow Center for the Performing Arts, a state of the art theater facility housing the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Department, and the Theater Department.

CLICK HERE for an article about the final curtain for the Gershwin Theater as featured in Courier Life.

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