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Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me

Opening Date: Jan 11, 2024

Closing Date: Feb 03, 2024

Running Time: 01:00

Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me
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Playing @

The Performing Garage

33 Wooster St New York City, NY 10013

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Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me is the newest collaboration between The Wooster Group and Eric Berryman. This original work for the theater explores a distinctive genre of Black American storytelling called Toasts via a 1976 record album of the same name recorded and edited by folklorist Bruce Jackson. Toasts are witty, rhyming poems that tell fantastical and bawdy stories about legendary street heroes.

Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me is set in a late-night radio DJ studio where Berryman, as host, performs renditions of several classic Toasts from the album, which he contextualizes with reflections on Black male identity. He is accompanied by Jharis Yokley on drums.

Audience Advisory:

Please be advised that this performance contains sexually explicit language.

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY-SATURDAY @ 8 PM

Cast

Eric Berryman & Jharis Yokley

Director

Kate Valk

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Full-price tickets

$39 - $79

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Directions Subway

Canal Street stops of the A, C, E, N, Q, R, J, Z, 1, and 6 lines.

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