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Restart Stages at Lincoln Center Presents Dark Disabled Stories by Ryan Haddad

August 5, 2021

Restart Stages at Lincoln Center presents Dark Disabled Stories by Ryan Haddad, directed by Jordan Fein on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00pm at The Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza W 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10023. https://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/show/dark-disabled-stories-532.

What do a crosstown bus, a bathroom stall, and Gramercy Park have in common? Not very much. But they’re all places where writer and performer Ryan J. Haddad must face the messy contradictions of his proudly disabled life. There’s not always a punchline, darlings, and the truth is often more complicated than the empowered narratives we create for ourselves. Haddad’s newest autobiographical play, Dark Disabled Stories, is a series of stirring vignettes about the strangers he encounters while navigating a city (and a world) not built for his walker and cerebral palsy. By turns raunchy, hilarious, and unforgiving, Dark Disabled Stories probes implicit ableism and the assumptions we make about people we’ll never really know.

Seats for the performance are available via the TodayTix Lottery. Enter for a chance to win a FREE pod (two seats) starting two weeks before the show. Entries close three days before a performance at 12:59 pm ET. Enter the Lottery through the TodayTix app: https://www.todaytix.com/nyc/shows/23505.

Please visit https://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/show/dark-disabled-stories-532 for important ticketing and COVID-19 health and safety information: If you have any questions about this performance or the TodayTix Lottery, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 or guestservices@lincolncenter.org (Monday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm ET).


August 5, 2021


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