Today's correction: Times identifies Civilians' play about AY as concerning "the Navy Yards development in Downtown Brooklyn"
TheaterActually, "In the Footprint" is about Atlantic Yards, which is in Prospect Heights--and, at the western tip, arguably would extend Downtown Brooklyn.
The New York theater troupe THE CIVILIANS is summering in the Berkshires. The company, which specializes in documentary theater pieces drawn from extensive interviews, is creating its new show on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Although it is also based on real experience, “YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: TALES FROM MY PARENTS’ DIVORCE” nevertheless represents a departure for the company.
Instead of foraging for material in the public sphere, as it has in previous shows like “Gone Missing,” a cabaret musical about all the things that people can manage to lose, and “In the Footprint,” which chronicled the conflict over the Navy Yards development in Downtown Brooklyn, the company is using the life stories of its own members as the raw material.