SummerStage presents Urban Theatre Movement’s “Handball” in Marcus Garvey Park tonight

handballThe first of 21 SummerStage Theater events taking place in Marcus Garvey Park this summer starts tonight with the FREE presentation of “Handball”, a story about gentrification within New York City and how people work to find their own way in the new landscape.

Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, August 2; Tuesday, August 5 – Saturday, August 9


Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball
By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed by Brenda Banda
Marcus Garvey Park, MN
8:00 PM

Urban Theatre Movement’s Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

DATE: Tuesday, July 29 2014-Satuday, August 2; Tuesday, August 5 – Saturday, August 9

TIME: 8:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.

PLACE: SummerStage at Marcus Garvey Park
Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt Morris Park W