Known today more from the folk song sung by Joan Baez and Paul Robeson ("I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night"), Joe Hill was a songwriter and activist in a fascinating union, the International Workers of the World, in the early 1900s. The victim of a police frame-up in Utah, he was executed by a firing squad in in Utah 1915. This musical blends Joe Hill's work with sounds and struggles of today--as our world faces many of the same challenges that workers faced over a hundred years ago. Book and Original Music by Dan Furman, Lyrics by Dan Furman, Joe Hill and others.
To get in touch with Brooklyn Tavern Theater, email Dan Furman at: email@example.com.
When Joe Hill arrived in Utah, his friend Otto Appelquist was getting engaged to Hilda Erickson. But a romance seems to have developed between Joe and Hilda as well, and events were set into motion that led to Otto shooting Joe in a jealous rage. The state of Utah used the incident to frame Joe up for the murder of a grocer that happened that same night in Salt Lake City (one of the attackers was shot as he fled the scene).
Hilda Erickson visited Joe Hill every Sunday in prison until his execution 22 months later. The lyrics to this song, presumably written by Joe to Hilda, were discovered after his death. The song occurs just as Joe has met Hilda for the first time.
"Oh, Please, Let Me Dance This Waltz," Lyrics: Joe Hill, Music: Dan Furman. Sung by Laurént Williams, with Sailor Mayberry and Ursula D'Antillo Stout
All shows are at 7pm on Tuesday or Wednesday nights at Rustik Tavern,
471 Dekalb Ave in Brooklyn, NY. The show lasts approx 2 hours. Please
plan to have dinner and/or drinks at the Tavern during the show!
Brooklyn Tavern Theater and Rustik Tavern will be abiding by Covid-19 safety recommendations. Shows will be in the outside patio, weather permitting. The cast of the show and all musicians are 100% fully vaccinated. By NYC regulations, patrons of the restaurant are also required to have proof of vaccination.
You may be seated next to other parties. If you are not comfortable with this, we hope there will be other productions in the future when the pandemic is no longer a concern. Any patron who does not feel well on the night of the performance should contact us and your tickets will be rescheduled or refunded. We want this to be a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone!
Listen to a song from the show!
Tues, Sept 14, 7pm
Wed, Sept 15, 7pm
Tues, Sept 21, 7pm
Wed, Sept 22, 7pm
Tues, Sept 28, 7pm
Wed, Sept 29, 7pm
Tues, Oct 5, 7pm
Wed, Oct 6, 7pm
Outdoor Patio @ Rustik Tavern
471 Dekalb Ave, Brookly, NY