Genre: Drama
Written by Dea Loher, Directed by Ashley Tata

*Necessary Digressionwill present the United States Premiere of Dea Loher’s At Black Lake translated by Daniel Brunetand directed by Ashley Tataat The Tank(312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), July 7-25. Performances will be on Sunday, July 14 at 3pm, Saturday, July 20 at 3pm, Sunday, July 21 at 3pm, Tuesday, July 23 at 7pm, Wednesday, July 24 at 7pm, and Thursday, July 25 at 7pm. Tickets ($15) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.orgThe performance will run approximately 105 minutes, with no intermission.


It’s been four years since that night. Else and Johnny reunite with Cleo and Eddie at Black Lake. But when innocent assumptions become scalding questions, and every recollection a wounding taunt, that promises a hidden clue, they wrestle with just how little they know about their children. Acclaimed German playwright Dea Loher weaves an eerie tale of uncertainty and distortion through small gestures of everyday life, the cost of relationships and the variability of memory.


The cast will feature Heather Benton* (NYIT Best Production Award Winner Serenade and Philosopher Foxwith East River Commedia), Christopher J. Cancel-Pomales(Daniel Irizarry’s The Maids and Madman and the Nunwith One-Eighth), Darrell Stokes* (Life is a Dreamwith Blessed Unrest), and April Sweeney* (This Place is a Desertin Under the Radar; Women Dreamt Horsesat PS 122), with Lighting & Environment Design by Krista Smith(Good Person of Setzuanwith Atlantic Theater Company; This American Wife at New York Theater Workshop Next Door) and Sound Design & Music by Cory Larson(Electric Ottoman; Silhouette of Noise). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

About the Company: *Necessary Digression

*Necessary Digression is an itinerant, international performance collective, a constellation of artists who cultivate and curate intentional & accidental performative experiences that invite audiences to wrestle with difficult and inspiring material. We mine the contradictions of human experience, chase and illuminate the elusive through physical expression and find new ways of reaching spectators through live theatre and performance in unexpected environments. The collective is committed to inclusivity, community and supportive strategies to encourage and develop artists and their work. 

Open:   07/14/19
Close:   07/25/19

Sat & Sun at 3pm
Tue, Wed, Thu at 7pm:
Theater:   The Tank
Address:   354 West 45th street
New York, NY 10036
Google Maps
click here to close

The Tank is located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). To get to The Tank by subway: Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.

Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Company: *Necessary Digression         Official Web Site:​