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East Village Chronicles, Vol. 5Eight new plays that celebrate and expose important venues in the East Village -- from street corners to corner shops; apartments to bars: places that make the neighborhood what it is and what it will be. The fifth festival in this innovative series.
June 5 - June 22
This production is dedicated to the memory of Page Hamilton Hearn
Directed by Melissa Maxwell
by Michael Bettencourt and Elfin Vogel
by George Holets
by David Parr
The Pickle Lady
by Sharyn Rothstein
Directed by Michael Hardart
McGurk’s “Suicide Hall” Saloon
by Dan Evans
Tracking Gertrude Tredwell
by Jackob G. Hofmann
East Sixth Street, between First and Second
by Debargo Sanyal
All Good Cretins Go to Heaven
by Kathleen Warnock
to save St. Brigid's is deadly serious for a
parish priest, a tireless parishioner, and the developer who sees
secular profit in sacred ground.
An article on the Donation that saved St. Brigid's.
M/21 Bellevue A commuter from New Jersey is a regular on a crosstown bus as he wrestles with his attraction to the driver. Out of the way at best, this ride may lead straight to Bellevue.
South Delancey A young woman may just find lost love and new hope, if an umbrella seller, a kite flier, and a figure from a hazy past can get her to a street that isn't.
The Pickle Lady Through an unlikely bend in time, a young hipster will get invaluable guidance from her immigrant great-great-grandmother—if only she will go meet her future husband.
NY Food Museum's Pickle Wing
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Cretins Go to Heaven The end of the seventies
came and went.
CBGB's is closed. But Joey Ramone is still an angel, and his
breathes new life into a lost fan.
McGurk’s “Suicide Hall” Saloon In 1880, McGurk's was the place for the fallen woman to end it all, but singing waiter Irving Berlin and bootstrapping reporter MacFarland are each ready to make a new start there, if show/stunt/conman Steve Brodie will go ahead and jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.
Tracking Gertrude Tredwell A ghost hunter stalks his quarry in The Merchant's House Museum, in spite of a mysterious curator's skepticism— or maybe her ectoplasm.
Merchant's House Museum
East Sixth Street, Between First and Second A sheltered young man finds an exotic first love in the colorful shadows of an Indian restaurant, but his father has designs on more than the curry.
Starring : Lyndsay Becker*, William Cefalo, David Eiduks*, Amy Fulgham*, Scott Glascock*, Chris Harcum*, Paul Hufker*, Carrie Heitman*, Jenny Greeman*, Bill Mootos*, Joel Nagle*, Anita Sabherwal, and Brian Seibert.
Lighting by Maryvel Bergen
Stage Manager: Brian Taylor
* Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.East Village Chronicles, Vol. 5 is an AEA approved showcase