The Poor of New York

Metropolitan Playhouse

220 East 4th Street
between Avenues A and B
New York, NY 10009

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, 

of course.

Friday, 19 April, 2019


Alex Roe

Phone: 212-995-8410
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