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To meet the demands of our busiest time of the year, we ask all friends of the High Line to help us raise a total of $30,000—$1,000 for each block of our 1.5-mile-long park along Manhattan’s West Side.

Out of Line: "The Lamentable Tale of a Dog" | The High Line

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.

Now in its second year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City’s most exciting contemporary artists.

Taking Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man as a starting point, “The Eulogy” delivered a poignant commentary on police violence in the United States in the style of a New Orleans second line funeral procession. Music by the Sugartone Brass Band interweaves Leonardo’s speech, punctuating the words that serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and a call to action all at once.

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