The American Legacy
220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410 ~ Tickets: (800) 838 3006
|"Exquisitely portrayed by a fine cast.
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"Wonderfully entertaining...warms the heart"
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"The type of full-tilt compassion that we still desperately need today"
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"This historical period piece comes alive."
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Eric Emil Oleson*, Luke Hofmaier*, Jo Vetter*, Benjamin Russell*
Jon Lonoff*, Tess Frazer*, SJ Hannah*, Teresa Kelsey*
photo: Emily Hewitt
Running Time: 2:15 (including intermission)
The Poor of New York
by Dion Boucicault
April 19 - May 19, 2019
I am penniless, broken--
but I never felt my poverty 'til now.
A financial crash, a government shut-down, and a banker grows rich off another man's fortune,
while that man's family sinks deeper and deeper into debt.
Their lives are all intertwined with a young aristocrat,
an immigrant family, and a whimsical, opportunistic thief,
all struggling with newfound poverty.
But in the melodramatic universe,
deliverance comes from unexpected places.
A genre-defining melodrama
from one of the 19th century's masters
with quite a lot to tell us today,
Erik Emil Oleson*
David Logan Rankin*
DIRECTION and DESIGN Alex Roe
CHORAL DIRECTION Trevor St. John-Gilbert
STAGE MANAGER Deborah Linehan
COSTUME DESIGN Sidney Fortner
LIGHTING DESIGN Christopher Weston
DIRECTOR OF MAGIC Roger Hanna
FIGHT DIRECTION John Long
ASSISTANT AND INTERIM STAGE MANAGER
*These actors appear courtesy of
Actors Equity Association.
The Poor of New York is an AEA approved showcase.