Leaving Brooklyn

  • Theatre Series
  • Dance Series
  • Family Series
  • Special Events
  • Other events

October 5-21, 2018

By Jeff Mandels

Directed by Bill Russell

New York Premiere

In 1955, as the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival.

The father, a former minor league player, wants his sons to go to college. One of his sons has been invited to a Dodgers training camp, while the other will never be able to play ball. 

A doting aunt has her own amorous desires, as the mother tries to hold this scrappy family together. 

A funny, gritty and poignant tale of complex lives, Leaving Brooklyn was part of the Queens Theatre's New American Voices Reading Series in 2016. 


Tickets: $20

Seniors: $18

Members: $17


Friday, Oct. 5 at 8pm

Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 pm & 8pm

Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3pm

Friday, Oct. 12 at 8pm

Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2pm*


Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2pm (Audio Description)

Friday, Oct. 19 at 2pm

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2pm* (Open Captioning) & 8pm

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 pm

*Audience talkback follow performance.

Cast of Leaving Brooklyn

John Garvey

 Barbra Wengerd*

Jonathan Gregg*

Lanie Zera*

Eric Phelps*


*Member Actors' Equity Association