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Monday, Feb. 3, 2003

OLD FRIENDS

Blind senior & a troubled teenager form an unusual bond in ’The Volunteer’

Brooklyn Heights playwright Paulanne Simmons explores the relationship between a troubled black teen and an elderly, blind, white woman in her ambitious new play "The Volunteer," opening Jan. 30 at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Comment.

SUNKISSED

Each year in Park City, Utah, hundreds of new filmmakers vie with established independent directors to make a name for themselves at Sundance, the most well-known of American film festivals. Comment.

ADRIFT AT SEA

I’ll admit it. I felt a little tingle after walking through the doors of the new SEA Thai Bistro in Williamsburg. Comment.

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS

For its debut production at its new space in the Brooklyn Public Library’s Pacific Street Branch, the Ritual Theatre Company has chosen to mount August Strindberg’s "Miss Julie." Comment.

FILM FORUM

Most people regard film as either a form of entertainment or a source of information. For Simcha Weinstein, curator of the new Brooklyn Heights Jewish International Film Festival, working in film was a life-transforming experience. Comment.

FIERY FUSION

To see what Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts does best, see this Saturday night’s performance by Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, the resident company of the Grand Teatro de Havana. Comment.

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