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Drama on the high seas in Red Hook

Caravan Stage Company at Gowanus Bay Terminal till Sept. 28

By Noah Hurowitz - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
We’re all stars now — in the boat show: The Caravan Stage Company kicked off a week and a half of high-flying performances on its boat off the docks of Gowanus Bay Terminal on Sept. 17.  Photo by Stefano Giovannini

We’re all stars now — in the boat show: The Caravan Stage Company kicked off a week and a half of high-flying performances on its boat off the docks of Gowanus Bay Terminal on Sept. 17.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

A roving band of seafaring entertainers has dropped anchor in Red Hook.

The Caravan Stage Company has embarked on a string of performances of its show “Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire” at Gowanus Bay Terminal — aboard a 98-feet-long tall ship. The company describes the piece, which runs through Sept. 28, as “an operatic theatre fantasy featuring a band of virtual pirate hackers who have ‘revoked’ the ‘Treasure of the Empire.’ ” The play is meant to shine a light on the dangerous shoals lurking below the surface of modern-day capitalism, one of its producers said.

“We use poetry, aerial dance, and art to show the hold surveillance and corporations have on our lives,” said Adriana Keldor, a longtime member of the Caravan Stage Company.

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