The Tank will present the World Premiere of Summer Shapiro’s (Legs and All: In the Boudoir) Kinds of Light, as part of Flint & Tinder, their curated theater series, May 2-18.
A recluse is confronted with the unexpected in this highly physical, visually rich stage production charting the all too futile need for certainty and the beauty in being a hapless human. In a world where the familiar moves from mundane to magical, Shapiro plays with the likes of tissues, bed sheets, table and chair to wrap her arms around the unknown within and without. Inspired by the work of Carl Sagan, supernovae, New York City’s general public and unbridled joy, Kinds of Light crafts unfolding whimsy to find light is everywhere, even in the darkest spaces.
Kinds of Light was postponed during its development at The Tank in 2011 when Summer Shapiro learned she had cancer. Now, two years later and healthier than ever, this award-winning comedienne and theater-maker returns to New York with the knowledge that human beings are built to fall apart and such a breaking can be the gem of a life time.
“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything - that's how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen
Thu 5/2 @ 7pm, Sat 5/4 @ 7pm, Fri 5/10 @ 9:30pm, Sun 5/12 @ 7pm, Thu 5/16 @ 9:30pm, Fri 5/17 @ 7pm, Sat 5/18 @ 3pm & 7pm
Theater: The Tank @ 46th Street
Address: 151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Av
New York, NY 10036
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006