Theater For The New City
Crystal Field, Artistic Director



A New Musical

Created by Elizabeth Barkan
Directed by Gretchen Cryer

“Bike Shop Sings Cycling’s Praises on the Stage”
Suzanne Rozdeba, NY Times

BIKE SHOP is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store circa 1993 and its owner, Bobby, an exuberant bike mechanic who runs a shop that was first opened by her grandmother in 1936. Two years after a tragic bike accident, Bobby tries to get back on her bike and get her own life in gear.

As the sole performer in this new musical about the passions that drive us, the choices we make, and the relationships that help to shape us along the way, Elizabeth Barkan brings to life three generations of this colorful, bike-obsessed family, as she builds and fixes real bicycles on the stage and is backed up by the 4-piece "Bicycle Band". Cyclists are encouraged to ride their bikes to the theater and park them on stage as a part of the show.

Barkan is a former bike shop owner in Fort Greene Brooklyn and a former bicycle messenger. She currently teaches Spinning classes at Crunch Fitness. Like the main character of the show she is a former United States Cycling Federation Bicycle racer.

Bike Shop will be Directed by Gretchen Cryer (I’m Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road) and will run for 10 performances from Seotember 11 - 27that Theater For The New City a Pulitzer Prize winning cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service.

Directed by: Gretchen Cryer
Music Director: Gerry Dieffenbach
Book: Elizabeth Barkan
Lyrics: Caroline Murphy
Music: Youn-Young Park
Additional Music: Gerry Dieffenbach





Thursday - Saturday at 7:00pm

Sundays at 3:00pm.

Tickets $15

Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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