NEW BROOKLYN THEATER ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO EXTENDEDWARD ALBEE'S THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH AT INTERFAITH MEDICAL CENTER After our two-week

   
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NEW BROOKLYN THEATER ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO EXTEND
EDWARD ALBEE'S THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH AT INTERFAITH MEDICAL CENTER

After our two-week sold-out run of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith at Interfaith Medical Center, we're committed to extending the show. We want to keep doing the show until a solution is found to keep Interfaith open or until they turn the lights off with us still in the building. But we need your help to continue.

We launched the show in order to highlight the threat of imminent closure that the hospital faced and to provoke a conversation about health, race, and class. The press we've attracted has succeeded in driving publicity to the hospital's crisis. (Links below.)

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Brian D. Coats and Edwin Lee Gibson. Photo by Kristina Williamson.

The attention we're driving to the hospital is being noticed in the halls of government: U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Public Advocate Letitia James, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, State Assemblymember Annette Robinson, and City Councilmembers Robert Cornegy and Steve Levin have all stopped by to talk to our audience and cast about the issues and the possible solutions. Our hope is that by extending the show, more attention and awareness may lead to the public will to find a long-term solution that would save the hospital and save lives.

Although our tickets are free, staging the show is not. That's why we're turning to you now to help us raise the necessary funds. If everyone who saw the show contributed $25, it would pay for itself. Can you give $25 to fund a free ticket for one theatregoer to see our show and join the conversation about saving our hospitals?

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