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East Side Stories
ASCENDANT!
3 evenings of NEW plays and monologues about the life and lore of the Lower East Side

April 5 - 23, 2017
The Lower East Side as it was and like it is
In the words of our audience: 
"one of the many reasons we love the Metropolitan...
fantastic from start to end"
- David B.
"Love, love these stories."
- Sandy P.
"Unforgettable characters..."
- Christine
"Moving and thoughtful..."
- Michael and Tomoko


The
                      Villager
East Side Stories in the Villager
APRIL 2017
MON
TUES
WEDS
THURS
FRI
SAT
SUN
3
4 5
6
7
8
9





Transformation
3:00 PM
The Wild Side
3:00 pm


Underground
7:30 pm
Transformation
7:30 pm
The  Wild Side
7:30 pm
Underground
7:30 pm








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11
12
13
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16





The Wild Side
3:00 pm
Underground
3:00 pm

PANEL*
Transformation
7:30 pm
The Wild Side
7:30 pm
Underground
7:30 pm
Transformation
7:30 pm








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19
20
21
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23





Underground
3:00 pm
Transformation
3:00 pm


The Wild Side
7:30 pm

Underground
7:30 pm

Transformation
7:30 pm
The Wild Side
7:30 pm

* Tuesday, April 11th
Making it in the East Village
a panel of neighbors and artists to talk about succeeding in a changing landscape
with guests including writer and filmmaker C.O. Moed, and poet Puma Perl
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Buy a pass for all three programs
$40



***PLEASE NOTE***
There is a misprint in our publicity fliers; the subjects of the two evenings of monologues were reversed.
The correct lineups for both nights are below.

Underground

3 solo p
erformances
based on the lives of
neighbors


Directed by Alex Roe
Stage Manager: Grace Peñaranda



     
Sex, Drugs, and Tattoos
Julie T. Pham* as Jonathan Shaw
Master Tattoo Artist

homegrown
marcus d. harvey* as Cris
son of immigrants

Anonymous: Dancing Towards Integration
Lenore Wolf* as a Psychoanalytic,
Tango-Dancing, High Priestess


The Wild Side

3 so
lo-performances
based on the lives of
neighbors

Directed by Alex Roe
Stage Manager: Grace Peñaranda
*

Nylda Mark     
A Good Woman
Nylda Ria Mark* as Luann Daleandro
Bartender

No Regrets
Teresa Kelsey* as Kathy von Hartz
Adventurer

Getting Away with Murder
Jared Houseman as Dani
Luv
Troubadour


Transformation


Four short plays featuring famous figures in Lower East Side history, including Fiorello LaGuardia, Vincent Astor, Janis Joplin, Bill Graham, Mary Simkhovitch, Marcus Loew, and Bruce Mailman. They tell of the founding of celebrated institutions of education, finance, and debauch: Cooper Union, First Houses, The Commodore Burlesque Hall, The Saint, The Fillmore East.  Plus there's the dance that was born of a domestic disturbance.

Cooper Union, Cooper Union

Book and Lyrics by Sheilah Rae
Music by Debra Barsha
Who would dare to put men who were black or white, Jewish or Christian, with…(gasp)... women in the same classroom? The story of Peter Cooper's best and biggest idea ...in song!

Sunshine in Every Window
by Rex McGregor
  In 1934, crusading city planner Mary Simkhovitch makes a difficult ally for Fiorello LaGuardia and Eleanor Roosevelt.  The mayor and First Lady just want to build the first public housing in America; Mary demands it live up to America’s ideals.


The Bowery Waltz
a comedy with dancing
by Jen Plants
On a rooftop in the Bowery, one last look at a glorious view and a ferocious contest to earn the right to sell it. But what’s the right price for generations of memories?

Emigrant
by Arlene Jaffe
Can a building have a soul? 105 Second Avenue: a literal cornerstone of East Village life, from beginning of the 20th century to the end, from den of iniquity to pillar of the community...the story of the many lives lived by one famous and infamous address


.
Directed by
Michael Hardart
Stage Manager: 
Heather Olmstead*

Featuring
Seth Clayton*
Kelly Dean Cooper*
Regina Gibson*
Trevor St. John Gilbert*
Ben Gougeon*
Deborah Green*
Sheila Joon*
Lianne Kressin*
Rebecca Odorisio*
Peter Tedeschi*
*Actors and stage managers appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association
These programs are part of East Village Chronicles, Vol. 13, and Alphabet City XIII, are Equity Approved Showcases