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Dishwasher Dreams

When: Fri., July 21, 8-10 p.m. 2017

In his one-man show “Dishwasher Dreams,” actor and writer Aladdin Ullah draws on the story of his father a steamship worker from East Bengal, who jumped ship and made his way to New York’s Lower East Side in the 1920s, settled in Harlem in the 1930s, and worked for years as a dishwasher and line-cook. Aladdin explores his father’s life as well as his own childhood growing up in East Harlem in in the 1970s and 80s. Accompanied by tabla player Avi Sharma, Ullah tells the story with a deep sense of humor, drama, and empathy for the American immigrant

Price: $15/$12 members/$8 students (school ID required for college students)

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