SMPL MCHN, an experimental theater company, presents a new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's drama at the immersive and site specific location of M. Fine Lumber in Williamsburg.
From the show:
IN THE JUNGLE OF CITIES, depicts the story of George, a poetic book clerk, who, when faced with a shifty lumber dealer, named Shlink, must defend his territory and family honor. Fraud, crime and prostitution play out in this immersive new adaptation. The story is that of a boxing match between two men who know nothing of life other than its trials and tribulations.
In an ambitious new production using Brechts 20th-century German and modernist template, playwright and director Isaac Bush delves into current American identity: struggles with race, gender roles, and socio/economic injustice.