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We’ve heard of Brooklynites moving to Florida during their golden years, but Joey Green is doing just the opposite.

A stand-up comic who’s been working the Sunshine State’s condo circuit for the past 50 years, Green recently discovered that he’s dying and returned to Brooklyn to make amends with his estranged children.

It’s a situation that many can relate to, but in this case, Green isn’t a person — not a real one, anyway. He’s the protagonist of playwright Henry Meyerson’s new show, “And Now, Direct From the Condo Across the Street,” which will be presented as a dramatic reading on Oct. 18 at the Heights and Hills Community Council.

“[Joey is] always mediocre at best and has a rather sardonic view on life,” Meyerson, pictured, told GO Brooklyn. “He’s not much of a success.”

The play tugs at plaintive human reactions — fear and guilt, a parent’s bread and butter, are used liberally — but the only tears Meyerson expects from his audience should come from laughter.

“And Now, Direct From the Condo Across the Street” will be read at 2 pm on Oct. 18 at Heights and Hill Community Council (160 Montague St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights). Free and open to members of the public age 60 and older. Advance registration is required. For information, call (718) 596-8789.

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