This event will be held at The Flagpole, 450 Columbia Street. 

Hercules in Redhook is a free, interactive performance featuring acclaimed actors reading scenes from an ancient play about an unspeakable act of violence. Each performance is followed by community panliest remarks and an audience discussion about the impact of violence upon individuals, families, and communities.

FEATURING THE ACTORS: JUAN CASTANO (Bull, Shades of Blue, The Wilde Wedding), KATHRYN ERBE (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Oz, What About Bob?), OBI ABILI (Billions, Delicious, Blindspot), AND JUMAANE WILLIAMS (New York City Council Member, District 45).


The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services and Department of Cultural Affairs named Bryan Doerries Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the city’s Newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). Over the next two years. Theater of War Productions will bring theater projects and community conversations that address critical public health and social issues to all five boroughs. All events are free and will take place in more than 60 venues across New York City. The project will combine theater and public forums that engage both veterans and civilians in community-specific performances that foster health and healing through open discussion and exchange. For more information, please visit:

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This is the rescheduled date of the June 30 program. Cast subject to change.

Rain location: Red Hook Library -  7 Wolcott Street.

We encourage all persons with disabilities, veterans and their family members, students, artists, and concerned citizens to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accomodations at the event, please contact Marjolaine Goldsmith.

The venue is accessible via 450 Columbia Street.

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