I've decided to celebrate moving back to Brooklyn with some events set in this borough, and here's the first one: Going to see a production of Master Class at the renowned Gallery Players! I used to see their productions quite a lot before moving to Queens, so I'm glad to head over again. Master Class centers on the legendary diva Maria Callas, and "Terrence McNally’s play shows her late in life, teaching a master class for young singers. As she coaxes, prods and inspires students into giving the performances of their lives, she reveals her own history."
Here's some info about The Gallery Players: "The Gallery Players (TGP) has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Innovative Theater (IT) awards... TGP resides in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, Brooklyn. TGP’ s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables."
How to get there: The closest train station to The Gallery Players is "9th Street" for the R, "4th Avenue" for the F. This is the same station; one train is elevated and the other subterranean. Then, you just walk along 4th Avenue over to 14 Street.
How to find us: We will meet at 2:30pm for the 3pm performance. As memory serves, this is a former school building, so just get as close as you can to where people pick up their tickets. I will be holding a hand-printed sign reading MEETUP.
Admission: Admission for Master Class is $18 general admission, $14 for seniors. We do have our own modest $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.
You can purchase your own ticket online by clicking here: http://galleryplayers.com/box-office/ It might be possible to purchase a ticket that very afternoon, but would be subject to availability--why be disappointed?
After the show, we can also go up to Fifth Avenue to check out some local places to eat.