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Come ’n’ Get It: Conni’s Restaurant Lands in Brooklyn

It was the end of the summer of 2007, and Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant was threatening to end my relationship with my not-yet-husband. We were lost in Bushwick on a steamy August afternoon, desperately searching for the Bushwick Starr, a vanguard performance venue we’d never heard of.

Connie Congdon needs to have her mouth washed out with soap

When I was a sophomore at Amherst College considering being an Economics major, I worked on a production of Lanford Wilson’s Sympathetic Magic. One of the actors in the cast, Kim Rosenstock, told me I should take a class with Connie Congdon, “because she’s awesome.” So I did, and my life changed.

The Mindscape of Septimus and Clarissa: Ripe Time Adapts Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway

“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” These words open Virginia Woolf’s novel, as they do Septimus and Clarissa, the stunning dramatic adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway now at the Baruch Performing Arts Center until October 8th.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2011

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