“Bandwidth: The Ups & Downs of a Lesbian Diva”

Ilene Sameth in her one-woman show, “Bandwidth: The Ups & Downs of a Lesbian Diva,” co-written by Barbara Raab, at Dixon Place, July 11. | BANDWIDTH

After a sold-out performance in May, Ilene Sameth reprises her one-woman show “Bandwidth: The Ups & Downs of a Lesbian Diva” at Dixon Place, 161-A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets) on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m..

It’s part of Dixon Place’s “HOT! Festival: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture” held July 5-August 4.

In “Bandwidth,” “an up and coming mezzo soprano makes her debut at Carnegie Hall, comes out of the closet, and finds love. Running up and down the scales was meant to be for her music, not her size. When her weight hits a high note, the sudden jolt of a car crash provides the realization that the finale might be near. But the opera ain’t over ‘til…”

Co-written by Barbara Raab, “Bandwidth” is an in-depth, moving, and entertaining exploration of the physical and emotional challenges of weight gain and loss, coming out, and thriving against the odds.

Tickets are $15; students, seniors, and IDNYC cardholders, $12.

More information at DixonPlace.org

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