‘Stoopdreamer’ is a story about the old neighborhood: Windsor Terrace
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“Stoopdreamer,” a new drama by Patrick Fenton, deals with the lingering effects of gentrification in Brooklyn. The story takes place 70 years after Robert Moses began a massive roads project that displaced 1,252 families from Windsor Terrace in 1945. Moses, a well-known public figure, was known as the “master builder” of roads and bridges during the mid-20th century in New York City.
The play deals with the aftermath as three of those displaced local residents gather to recall their vivid memories of the past at the iconic Farrell’s Bar & Grill, the last remaining Irish saloon from that era.
In “Stoopdreamer,” drinks are poured, stories are shared and secrets are revealed as the trio of Brooklynites imagine a future that might have been.
Fenton calls this production of “Stoopdreamer” a dream come true. After a successful run in 2015 at Cell Theater in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, Fenton dreamed about a performance in the neighborhood where the play takes place.