The American Legacy
220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410 ~ Tickets: (800) 838 3006
Running Time: 2:30 (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 Alex Roe
COSTUME DESIGN Sidney Fortner
LIGHTING DESIGN Christopher Weston
*These actors appear courtesy of
Actors Equity Association.
The Poor of New York is an AEA approved showcase.
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