Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Prophet In Pink
Hi Miss Heather,
I’m a long-time reader and fan of your blog, first-time e-mailer
I’ve seen that you’ll sometimes post about events that may be of interest to you and your readers, and I think this might fit the bill. I’m a North Brooklyn-based playwright, and a play I’ve written is being featured in this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. As my readership of your blog might imply, I have an ongoing fascination with the neighborhood in which I live, so it was probably inevitable that I was going to write something relating to my Willamsburg and Greenpoint environs. And that’s indeed what has come to pass.
The play is called Prophet in Pink, and the majority of it is set in our own McGolrick Park. It’s the story of three local struggling artists–who, I must stress, are not hipsters…the two don’t always have to go hand in hand–whose lives are going nowhere. Everything changes for them when one of McGolrick Park’s statues begins speaking and sending them mysterious messages. But which of the statues is it: our fair park’s lovely World War I angel, or the equally lovely Monitor Memorial? And, more importantly, why?
Thanks so much for your time, and thanks even more for your wonderful neighborhood reporting.
Thanks for the heads-up (and kind words), Nick!