Jeff Becker's Creative Capital Project, "Sea of Common Catastrophe," Comes to Brooklyn

Jun 15 2018 - Jun 30 2018


Irondale Theater
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY

Irondale brings Jeff Becker's Creative Capital project Sea of Common Catastrophe to Brooklyn. The work is a surreal multimedia theater work that grapples with complicity in the face of rapid urban change. Designed and directed by Jeff Becker, who leads a team of fellow New Orleans-based artists, Sea of Common Catastrophe follows three long-time residents of a tiny seaside town whose lives are uprooted when a compelling stranger arrives. Inspired by a passage from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novella Sea of Lost Time— where a town drowns on a Sunday afternoon but persists, submerged in its daily life, as if the deluge had never occurred–Sea of Common Catastrophe uses spectacular lighting and video, live music, and an innovative two-story set to evoke a changing landscape of upscale living and chic restaurants that suddenly transforms into a magical sunken world.

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