STAGED READING AND TALKBACK Beers & Bullets, Billiards & Bells: Manufacturing Albany

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Beer & Bullets, Billiards & Bells: Manufacturing Albany is a new play which examines the economic, political, and social history of manufacturing in Albany County, from its humble beginnings in Pre-Revolutionary War New York through its more complex manifestations at the end of the twentieth century, making the case that the manufacturing industry continues to play an essential role in making and sustaining vibrant communities throughout twenty-first century Albany County.

Travel the factory floors of the Beverwyck Brewery and the Watervliet Arsenal, then on through the manufacturing plants of the Albany Billiard Ball Company and the Meneely Bell Foundry with local playwright Brenda Kilianski and a talented group of Capital Region actors, and discover how the most important contribution to the civilized world was invented and manufactured right here in Albany.

Made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


Image: Beverwyck Brewing Company Serving Tray, H. D. Beach Company, Coshocton, OH, c. 1901-1910, printed and painted sheet iron, gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Karp, Jr., 2005.18.6

Thursday, May 16 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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