With all this talk about Lower East Side History Month, we want to give a shout out to the highly enjoyable and extremely relevant Columbia Stages’ "The Poor Of New York,“ at The Connelly Theater. 

"Bitingly relevant and radically entertaining, this lost American classic powerfully dramatizes the world’s first global financial crisis, the New York Panic of 1857. The play follows the banker Gideon Bloodgood and the intertwining fates of the families he imperils, casting an uncompromising eye on characters in every strata of society, from Park Avenue privilege to Dickensian squalor.”

Columbia Stages 

We look forward to seeing more work about the Lower East Side from Columbia Stages!  

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