Theater: Swamp Rats

JUNGLE OF CITIES by Bertolt Brecht

The members of the Brooklyn Academy of Music repertory company sometimes seem to have just been introduced to one another at a cocktail party. This is their best stab at ensemble work.

Jungle of Cities gestates the propositions that later became Brecht's babies. Mammon is God. Men and women buy, sell and devour one another, and freedom and free will are mocking mirages. The bleak isolation of existence governs all: "If you stuff a ship with human bodies till it bursts, there will still be such loneliness in it...

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