Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

East Side Stories, Back Again

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

About the show

"East Side Stories, Back Again" is the 14th collection of new, short works based on the rich history and eclectic character of New York’s East Village and Lower East Side.  More…

This year's featured plays are:

"Counting Pedestals" by Carlos Jerome

A community college student, focused on survival after a bid in prison, finds an unlikely bond with his mathematics professor.

by Arlene Jaffe

An eco-tour guide faces off against an arrogant resort developer determined to turn the natural paradise of Iriomote Island into a capitalist utopia not unlike the East Village.

"The Poor Door" by Leonard Goodisman

Two women meet in an entrance hall, each insulted that the other is there, and find they have more in common than they expected.

"Ray's Candy Store" by Rachael Carnes

An aspiring actress, finding life in the city more difficult than she expected, meets a bona fide New Yorker: owner of the (truly) famous Ray's Candy Store who offers her a new perspective, and an egg cream.

1h 30m | Already closed | Metropolitan Playhouse (East Village)

Member Reviews (4)


Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Refreshing, Thought-provoking
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Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Gentrification & sacrificing flora & fauna for progress.Second half, a math prof sacrifices for parolee student.Then egg creams & suicide.

Don't see it if Four shorts in seventy-five minutes divided by fifteen-minute intermission on a grey rotatating set.Where the writing fails,the acting wins.

Also "Each one of us is an occurrence of a zero probability event."

Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Four Shorts, all different types that had something about New York.

Don't see it if If you want more of a story. Dislike small theater.

Also Out of the four the one I liked the most was "The Poor Door" . The "Co... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if 4 different short plays that highlight the LES and the talent in the city

Don't see it if You want to see a Broadway production rather then some clever writing

Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you appreciate four different, short, one-act plays that are well-acted and creatively staged.

Don't see it if you only enjoy a big production rather than a small, intimate theater experience.

“East Side Stories, Back Again” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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