- Date: Feb 14, 2018
- Category: Entertainment
Ruskin Group Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Alamo, a new play by Ian McRae, directed by Kent Thompson. Touching on themes of nativism, racism and war, The Alamo paints a humorous yet heartbreaking portrait of eight working class Bay Ridge natives who always seem to find themselves on the front lines of change in America. In the blue collar Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn sits a rundown neighborhood institution called The Alamo; the last great American bar. The owners and bar patrons watched, from the roof, as the World Trade Towers fell, taking down their relatives and friends. Today, with an aging clientele, the place is fighting to keeps it’s doors open and the only hope seems to be the arrival of artist/gentrifiers who are moving into the neighborhood and wanting to adopt the bar as an entertainment hangout. Bay Ridge locals and Alamo regulars don’t want to surrender their bar, much less their neighborhood, to these young neo-carpetbaggers without a fight.