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Metropolitan Playhouse combines two of their most popular annual attractions, The East Village Chronicles, Vol. 6 and Alphabeth City VI, with readings, installations, and events with local artists into one festival celebrating the life and lore of the East Village. The East Village Chronicles, Vol. 6 Evening A Directed by Laura Livingston Tha Bess Shit by Chad Beckim A part-time New Yorker prepares to leave this part of her life behind, but her Loisaida boyfriend takes one last chance to show her the real heart of his city. Promising by Pam Dickler On his way to a Norfolk Street synagogue to fulfill one of his father's last wishes, Ben learns from modern residents that the more things change in the Village, the more its spirit survives. Getting By: The First Five Days by George Holets Thirty years after he left for a "real" career, Luka is back in town to be a writer. But in the new East Village, how does an old man fit between bars and baristas? The East Fourth Street Years by Morna Murphy Martell Defying their religious traditions, Howie and Mary moved to the East Village with only their love and their dreams. On their way to success, they learn there is more to the theater than Broadway and more to religion than restraints. Evening B Directed by Jackob G. Hofmann Day Old Bread by Robert Anthony Old Maxie is content to wait out his remaining years on a park bench, throwing crumbs for birds long gone. Buzz, his longtime friend, is hardly so complacent. The Alamo by Michael Bettencourt A Tisch student on assignment to photograph "street life" crosses swords with mouthy panhandler with her own syllabus for life on the street. Tower of Toys by Jackob G. Hofmann A couple in the 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden finds the future of their relationship in Eddie's Tower of Toys. Cheese by Diane Spodarek Roberta was a rock star, Sara raised her daughter. Thirty years later, the two estranged friends seek common cause in their troubled granddaughter. Alphabet City VI Directed Derek Jamison Avenue A Keri Setaro* as burlesque star Peekaboo Pointe. Teresa Kelsey* as bartender Joan Ryan , Joe's Bar. Danielle Quisenberry* as Victor Green: porter, charmer, and a married man. Avenue B Abraham Sparrow as former undercover narcotics officer Jerry Speziale. Jared Houseman as Jack of Some Trades Matthew Bertolini. Lisa Barnes* as recent emigrée Lyudmila. Click here for a complete schedule of events

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