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Warm to the Land of Ice

The Brick Theater, Inc. and Piper McKenzie present “The Granduncle Quadrilogy: Tales from the Land of Ice,” the first of three exclusive podcasts available for download at www.pipermckenzie.com.

The live show will be performed beginning with a preview on December 4 at 8 p.m. (tickets are $10). The show opens December 5 and runs through December 20, performing Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. The Brick is at 575 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Tickets are $18 for regular performances. For more, visit www.bricktheater.com.

“The Walrus and the School of Fish” is the first of three exclusive podcasts produced by Yarn AudioWorks (www.yarnaudioworks.com) and featuring downtown comic favorite Richard Harrington as Granduncle. Exploring fables from Granduncle’s strange Arctic world, these podcasts are also stand-alone artifacts of narrative and sonic weirdness.

A frozen northern country; mammoths and walruses; the legendary death of a saintly child and a twisted winter celebration: the Granduncle Quadrilogy is a holiday special for a made-up holiday. Listen to Granduncle, ancient storyteller and veteran of an endless war, as he and his fellow citizens mix folktales, fictional ethnology, and war stories to conjure a mordant yet moving portrait of an imaginary icebound world that curiously mirrors our own.

The preview and all Friday and Saturday performances will feature custom Granduncle-themed baked goods from “renegade bake sale” Sweet Tooth of the Tiger (www.sweettoothofthetiger.com).

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