The Nerve! Avant garde troupe sets up shop in Park Slope.

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Meet Park Slope newest residents: a cutting-edge theater troupe that will call the neighborhood home.

The Nerve Tank theater company is the first dramatic group to take up residency at the Brooklyn Lyceum — and the thespians say that their brand of experimental, interactive performance is right at home.

“There are people who have been waiting for this kind of thing and there are people who don’t realize that they’ve been waiting for something like us,” said Nerve Tank co-founder Chance Muehleck.

“Audiences will find you if you’re doing interesting work,” he said.

Interesting is just one way to describe “A Gathering” — which fuses experimental theater with poetry as three actors hide from an unseen threat.

Past shows have cast Nerve Tank performers inside a glass cube where they interacted with audience members only through cellphone text messages.

Muehleck says his genre-bending troupe is a perfect fit for the Fourth Avenue venue.

“The Lyceum features opera, dance, music, and even batting cages,” he said. “It’ll be great to be the theater group in the midst of all that.”

The Nerve Tank’s “A Gathering” runs through June 18 at the Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. between Union and President streets in Park Slope (718) 857-4816], Thursdays, 8:30 pm. Tickets are $18 ($15 for students).

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marc from upper west side says:
I have made the trip from the island of man hattan to see this show. This show is one of the best uses of the cool space that is the Brooklyn Lyceum. The Brooklyn Lyceum is one of the main reasons I go to Brooklyn and I am glad to see others getting to know the place.
April 17, 2009, 2:04 pm

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