Margarett Perry and Access Theater

present

3 O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN

 

By ISRAELA MARGALIT

Directed by MARGARETT PERRY

 

Bases on the October 4 through November 2, 2002 run at Access Theater

 

Set Design MARUTI EVANS

Sound Design KEN HYPES

Lighting Design THOM WEAVER

Costume Design JENNIFER HALPERN

Press Representative OPR/ORIGLIO PUBLIC RELATIONS

Assistant Director/Production Stage Manager CATHERINE MILLER

 

With

JORDAN CHARNEY * JESSE DORAN

LOUISA FLANINGAM * ERICA PICCININNI

JEREMY WEBB * KIM ZIMMER

 

           

Israela Margalit’s new comedy, 3 O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN is a humorous look at contemporary relationships set against the timeless serenity of the neighborhood coffee house. As a series of star-crossed and overly-anxious patrons enter the shop, relaying dilemmas in short order, we realize from the onset that we are in for one kooky ride.

 

3 O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN is great fun, due mainly to the talented cast. Each does his or her best with the subject matter and script, adding a level of entertainment that might not surface in less capable hands. They are all familiar folks too, from the stage to commercials and even the soaps, this is an ensemble of pros.

The writing itself is fast-paced and often witty. Israela Margalit introduces the premise early and clearly. There is only one point, in the final third of the play, that the plot goes a bit murky and out of tone with the rest of the piece. Otherwise, this is a frenetic jaunt through Java Ville, with a cast of absolute characters. Folks come into this coffee house to meet, whether the date be planned or in recognition of a far off anniversary. No one enters without a purpose, and no one leaves calmly. The actors each get their moments in the spotlight, and every single one of them makes that time count.

 

3 O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN is just a good old fun time that is sure to make you laugh. It is worth checking out.

 

 

 

- Kessa De Santis -

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