New Adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie Comes to Red Hook
09/09/2022

The site-specific production, CHRISTIE, opens October 15th at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Online PR News – 09-September-2022 – New York, New York – Eco-theatre production company, ON THE HOOK, welcomes audiences to their new adaptation of O’Neill’s classic American play, which will focus on the relationship between nature and humanity, unpacking how humankind’s domination of the Earth is echoed in patriarchal and capitalistic societies today.

CHRISTIE will premiere on October 15, 2022 and run for a total of five performances: 7:00pm on October 15, 21, and 22, and 3:00pm on October 16 and 23. Directed by Nicky Maggio (N/they/them), the site-specific reimagining will take place at the Waterfront Museum, a preserved coal barge docked at Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Sitting at the helm of the production is producer, playwright, and actor Covi Loveridge Brannan (she/her). Brannan began writing her adaptation of "Anna Christie" in 2020 when she founded ON THE HOOK for her Master of Arts and Entrepreneurship thesis project at The New School in NYC. She will be assuming the role of O’Neill’s title character, Anna, and will be joined by Rick Benson (he/him) as Chris Christopherson, and Mike Sause (he/him) as Mat Burke to bring to life this immersive tale of oppression and transformation.

Tickets start at $25, and are offered at a sliding scale for students and local residents. Visit onthehook.info for more information.

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About ON THE HOOK
ON THE HOOK is a site-specific, eco-theatre project engaging with the Red Hook community around issues of sustainability and climate change advocacy. Through dynamic programming including fully-staged productions, online events, and workshops, artists, audience members and local residents come together to explore how climate change affects Red Hook and how art can be a vehicle for inspiring sustainable change. ON THE HOOK is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. Learn more at https://www.onthehook.info/.

About the Waterfront Museum
The Waterfront Museum, founded in 1985, is located at Pier 44 at 290 Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is housed aboard the 1914 Lehigh Valley Barge #79, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to provide free and low-cost opportunities for education, exhibition, and the performance arts; provide public access to waterfront piers, their unparalleled vistas and recreational opportunities; promote historic preservation, maritime heritage, and an understanding of the importance of water as a highway for commerce, commuters, culture, and recreation; and be an active voice for public waterfront access issues up and down the river. The Waterfront Museum is funded in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Learn more at https://waterfrontmuseum.org/.