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


La Folie
(World Premiere)
written by Heloise Wilson
directed by Laura Tesman
Fri Apr 27 - Wed May 2
The Black Lady Theatre
(750 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn)
La Folie (Brooklyn College 2018)

“In 1962 in Nanterre, a city 6 miles from Paris, there
were around 17 slums. Ten thousand people from
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, and Portugal
were living without electricity, heat, and water
in less than one square mile for about 20 years.
The slum was named after a nearby transition
called La Folie — which translates to insanity.”
Deftly plotted with a mixture of personal interviews
and heart-wrenching slices of life, La Folie shows
us the struggle of displaced people living with
great grace, pride, and rage. Each generation must
reckon with its own sense of identity and responsi-
bility — to help those in need or protect what we
deem as our own interests. In this place or from
this place, the playwright tells the story of some
things that did happen and some things that could
have happened in La Folie.



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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