Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A history of violence

The Brick Theater has been on quite the streak lately.

Following “Fight Festival,” its month-long celebration of fight choreography, this month, the Williamsburg space presents “A Brief History of Murder,” two interlocking plays that explore violence.

In a collision of Grand Guignol, David Lynch, Broadway musicals and police procedurals, the two independent plays – “Detectives” and “Victims” – both tell the story of a series of grisly killings in the small town of Sentinel, OK.

The former follows an intrepid private investigator and her colleagues as they try to track down the killer, while “Victims” reveals the dark underbelly of Sentinel as its colorful inhabitants become tangled in horrific events beyond their control (for those faint of heart, both plays include gore, as well as graphic nudity).

Written by Richard Lovejoy (one of the creators of “Adventure Quest, which ran at The Brick’s Antidepressant Festival last summer),” the production runs January 14-January 31 at the Brick (575 Metropolitan Ave.). Tickets are $18 for either play, or $25 for both. For more information, call 718-907-6189.


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