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East Village Chronicles, Vol. 5

Eight 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

Press Photos
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Sun
June 5
8pm
A
June 6
8pm
B
June 7
8pm
A
June 8
2pm
B
June 12
8pm
A
June 13
8pm
B
June 14
8pm
A
June 15
2pm
B
June 19
8pm
A
June 20
8pm
B
June 21
8pm
A
June 22
2pm
B

This production is dedicated to the memory of Page Hamilton Hearn

Evening A
Directed by Melissa Maxwell

Famine Church
by Michael Bettencourt and Elfin Vogel

M21/Bellevue
by George Holets

South Delancey
by David Parr

The Pickle Lady
by Sharyn Rothstein

Evening B
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
Famine Church   The fight 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

All Good 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 ghost breathes new life into a lost fan.
CBGB's History

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