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A History of Launching Ships (somewhat after Washington Irving) a new play by Avi Glickstein directed by Jessica Silsby Brater Brooklyn theater company Polybe + Seats presents the first play at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In this site-specific work at BLDG 92, the Navy Yard's year-old exhibition and visitors center, audiences will be led through the fantastical story of Revolutionary War heroine Elizabeth Burgin, who defied British occupiers by smuggling patriot soldiers off prison ships. During her flight from capture, Burgin and the three women who take her in and hide her are faced by surprising and mysterious obstacles, until they realize that the only way to freedom might be on a ship they build themselves. October 11-28, 2012 Thursday-Sunday 8pm BLDG 92 (The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92) 63 Flushing Avenue (at Carlton Avenue) Brooklyn, NY Tickets are $18 and are available through SmartTix (http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=HIS11) *This performance will involve some walking and standing on the part of the audience; ramps and elevators will be available.
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