Staged Reading: Aladdin Ullah’s Dishwasher Dreams

Friday, July 21, 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15/$12 members/$8 students
(school ID required for college students)


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 2 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 a tabla player, Ullah tells the story with a deep sense of humor, drama, and empathy for the American immigrant experience.