Dion Boucicault's famed play about a middle class family who falls subject to financial ruin.
A powerful tale of hope, victory, and the power of good, Irish actor and playwright Dion Boucicault's play The Poor of New York was first adapted at Irish Rep in 2002 and nominated for two Drama League Awards. The showfollows a middle-class family newly impoverished by the financial panic of 1857. Although set in the 1800s, Boucicault’s story still connects with society today. According to director Charlotte Moore, "there is still great poverty and hunger, and the heartbreak of lost love never changes."