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In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic YardsThe Civilians

January 18 – 28, 2012  ·  Harold Prince Theatre

Hailed by the New York Times as “fresh, inventive and entertaining,” and included in the “Best of 2010” theatre lists of the New York Times, New Yorker and Time Out New York, In the Footprint examines the conflicts that erupted in the case of Atlantic Yards, Brooklyn’s largest development project in history. Discover how the fate of a city is often decided in the present day and see what can be learned from this ongoing saga of politics, money and the places we call home. Constructed from interviews with real life players in this Brooklyn controversy, including local residents, business owners, political leaders such as Letitia James and Marty Markowitz, activists, union members and project supporters, this play melds music and dialogue to promote curiosity about the world and engagement with some of the most vital questions of our time.

For a continually updated feed of articles, videos, images and information surrounding Atlantic Yards and development in Philadelphia visit inthefootprint.wordpress.com.

  • Wednesday, January 18 @ 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 19 @ 7 PM
  • Friday, January 20 @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 21 @ 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 22 @ 2 PM
  • Tuesday, January 24 @ 7 PM
  • Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 28 @ 2 PM
  • Saturday, January 28 @ 7:30 PM


Insights Events

Join us for an array of engaging INSIGHTS events surrounding The Civilians performances, including pre- and post-performance talks as well as an expert panel and community forum featuring Philadelphia experts, scholars and stakeholders in the design and urban planning field—notably, former Mayor John Street and the developer behind the Northern Liberties boom, Bart Blatstein.

Click here for a full listing of events and more details.

Also See

This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s Theatre Series.
Media support for these performances is provided by Philadelphia Weekly and WHYY.

Photo credit: Carol Rosegg