Today’s news:

‘Fight Fest’ returns to Williamsburg’s Brick Theater

The Brooklyn Paper

Finally, a theater series that asks the question, “Are you ready to rummmmble?”

The Brick’s annual celebration of on-stage violence, Fight Fest, returns to the Williamsburg theater next month, with swashbuckling vixens, John Waters-esque family dysfunction and good ol’ fashioned slapstick.

From Dec. 2-22, five distinct plays will bring it, including “Bandage,” which incorporates dance, stage combat and clowning to portray a tribal history of jesters, harlequins and Auguste clowns; the campy “Raising Cane: A Family Portrait,” which looks at a family of simpleton in-breeds who just love to beat each other up; and the Shakespeare inspired “Rapier Wit!” about seven swordswomen in 1607 England who illegally swashbuckle their way through the Bard’s great tragedies — to fast-paced comedic effect.

Can’t decide what to see? Check out the preview cabaret on Dec. 2, where you’ll get snippets of this year’s plays, so you and your friends can then decide which to put your money down on, with only minimal fighting.

Fight Fest at the Brick [575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 907-6189], Dec. 2–22 with a free opening night cabaret. Tickets $15 for each show. For info, visit www.bricktheater.com.

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Links