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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

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

“The Walrus and the School of Fish” is the first of three exclusive podcasts produced by Yarn AudioWorks ( 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 (

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