OUT OF LINE: “The Lamentable Tale of a Dog; as told by Beppo, formerly of the Castaglioni company of Padua,” by Justin Sayre

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Last event was Thursday, May 18, 2017


On the High Line at 14th St.

A clown struggles to find humor in a world that suddenly feels very dark after he is abandoned by his company following the death of his dog in this new and timely solo work by outrageous writer/performer Justin Sayre. "The Lamentable Tale of a Dog; as told by Beppo, formerly of the Castaglioni company of Padua" is a treatise on the power of humor in uneasy times and the resilience we can find by laughing at impending gloom.

Violin by Melody Berger
Art by Glossy Bohemond
Costume by Allan Herrara
Set by Lawrence (Sully) Ross

This piece is dedicated to Nora Mae Lyng.

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Justin Sayre is a writer and performer best known for his downtown cabaret/variety show The Meeting*, now in its 8th and final season at Joe's Pub. Sayre, described by Michael Musto in the Village Voice as "Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg," was recently hailed as one the "Funniest People in Brooklyn" by Brooklyn Magazine and among "LA's 16 Most Talented LGBT Comics" by Frontiers Magazine. His original works for the theater have been shown at La MaMa; Dixon Place; The Wild Project; Queer Pop-Up Museum; Ars Nova; and The Players Club.


Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.