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STOOPDREAMER

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing, Great staging

About the show

The Cell Theatre presents this immersive story about the lingering effects of gentrification told through the eyes of three neighborhood holdouts; part of the 1st Annual Irish Theatre Festival. More…

The tides of change are everywhere. But for the holdouts of Windsor Terrace, haunting memories persist as three stoop dreamers reveal secrets of their past…and imagine a future that might have been. In 1945, Robert Moses began a massive roads project that would displace 1,252 families (a large percentage of them Irish) from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Now, seventy years later, haunting memories persist as three stoopdreamers gather in the last remaining Irish saloon from that era. Drinks are poured, stories are shared and secrets are revealed as this trio of Brooklynites imagine a future that might have been. 'Stoopdreamer' is an immersive theatrical experience complete with old stories, good company, and strong drinks.

1h 0m | Already closed | The Cell (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing, Great staging
94
Avg Score

89
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you like history and hate gentrification.

Don't see it if you are looking for plot. This is mostly interwoven monologues.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to experience some of the best writing Off Broadway.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.


September 14th, 2015
"Patrick Fenton’s 'Stoopdreamer' is a lovely ode to 'the good ole days,'and is a balanced blend of humor and depth. Strong performances, an ease of pace, and an intimate portrayal of a generation left behind highlight this satisfying trip down memory lane."
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September 10th, 2015
"'Everything changes and nothing stands still' Plato once cautioned. Patrick Fenton’s 'Stoopdreamer' acknowledges this, at the same time asking us to remember, and perhaps defend, those who get trampled in the rush to questionable progress."
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September 13th, 2015
"Under the even hand of director Kira Simring, the cast of 'Stoopdreamer' create three authentic characters whose stories counterpoint the gradual development of Windsor Terrace and give flesh and blood to the historical account of the disappearance of a community...an engaging look at the proces...
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September 13th, 2015
"I absolutely loved Pat Fenton’s 'Stoopdreamer.' Set in Farrell’s Bar and Grill in Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn, this tale tells of the gentrification, urban planning, development without regard to the people it displaces...This is a piece of history that hits home more times than we would like to...
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