VILLAGE PEOPLE

investigate the east 
side’s past and present

You only have to check the price tags 
at the John Varvatos boutique where 
CBGB’s once was to know that things aren’t what they used to be in the East 
Village. To explore the area’s rich history and gentrified present, the Obie-winning Metropolitan Playhouse presents its fourth annual East Side Stories, four different nights of new plays and solo shows set in the once bohemian-friendly neighborhood. Plays include Delicacy, about a young woman’s fantastical dream of 
life on the L.E.S., by the Voice’s former “Shelter” columnist Toni Schlesinger, and 
They Come and Come, an immigrant story set in the 1920s, by John J. Kelly. The 
festival, which also includes an art show, wraps on May 5 with a panel discussion about the neighborhood’s changing 
identity.
April 15-May 5, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Starts: April 15. Continues through May 5, 2013

 
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