The Tank Presents Under the Influence: Two Plays 5/13-15

Two one-act plays, each adapted from other works, one literary the other visual. THE MAD BROOKLYNITE, based on short stories by novelist Jonathan Lethem, poses the question, what happens when you ask directions of a stranger on a Brooklyn subway platform? SUNLIGHT IN A CAFETERIA imagines the two subjects of an Edward Hopper painting come to life, fully aware that they are in a work of art.

Followed by a conversation about art, authority, inspiration and appropriation.


Based on the short stories "The Mad Brooklynite" and "Breakfast at Brelreck's" by Jonathan Lethem.

Directed by Ben Bowman with Ato Essandoh, Clare Barron and Almeria Campbell.


Directed by Dina Leytes with Jessica Dickey and Andrew Garman.

Produced by Dina Leytes and Gbenga Akinnagbe.

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About The Tank
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010; 9:30pm - $15
Friday, May 14, 2010; 9:30pm - $15
Saturday, May 15, 2010; 9:30pm - $15
Location: The Tank at 354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
A, C, E, to 42nd Street; 1, 2, 3, S, 7 to Time Square

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