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Monday, Nov. 11, 2002

ANGST TO SPARE

New ’Woyzeck’ reveals the torture of one man

Betty Nansen Theatre’s production of "Woyzeck," now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, is not the first time Georg Buchner’s seminal play has been set to music. Comment.

TEDDY’S B’DAY

He’s cuddly, he’s soft, and we love to snuggle with him, and this year, the teddy bear, born right here in Brooklyn, turns 100. Comment.

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON

William Inge’s Pulitzer prize-winning second play, "Picnic," on stage at the Heights Players through Nov. 17, is a deeply psychological drama dealing with the unfulfilled longings of average people in a small, Midwestern town and what happens when they see that their sterile lives can, indeed, be more exciting. Comment.

TURN TO JELLY

Halloween may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t scares to be found in Brooklyn. On display now at the New York Aquarium is an exhibit of spineless creatures who still manage to make humans nervous: jellyfish. Comment.

SMALL GOODS

Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition’s (BWAC) seventh annual Small Works Art Exhibit - featuring the artwork of 150 artists, including Dale Rio’s untitled photograph at left - continues weekends from Nov. 9 through Dec. 7 from noon to 4 pm at the Pier Warehouse (499 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook). Comment.

DANCE OF NATIONS

The Brooklyn Center’s exciting "World of Dance" series will bring dance companies from as far away as Senegal and as close as North Carolina for performances spanning the next six months. Comment.

THE REIGN OF SPAIN

On a warm evening in late September, I dined under a canopy of tree branches in the lovely garden of Allioli, a Spanish restaurant in the heart of hip Williamsburg. I sipped sherry and chatted with a friend about things both important and inconsequential. Candles on the tables cast a glow. Between us we passed small plates of pungently flavored tapas (also called antojitos, Spanish for "little whims") and let the last warm, end-of-season breezes soothe us. Comments (2).

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