Amoralists' The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side Returns to NYC July 29

News   Amoralists' The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side Returns to NYC July 29 The Amoralists' The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, which played an extended run Off-Broadway last season, returns for an encore engagement at Performance Space 122 beginning July 29.

The rebellious downtown theatre ensemble presents Pied Pipers through Aug. 9. Their other work, Happy In The Poorhouse, will begin performances Aug. 12 and run through Aug. 23. Amoralists resident playwright Derek Ahonen penned the plays, which he also directs.

Pied Pipers features James Kautz, Nick Lawson, Sarah Lemp, Charles Meola, Mandy Moore and Matthew Pilieci.

Designers include Alfred Schatz (set design), Jeremy Pape (lighting design), Ricky Lang (costume design), Bart Lucas (sound design) and Han Mautz (fight choreography).

According to PS 122, "An extraordinary gathering of young idealists live as a modern day urban tribe above a vegan restaurant in NYC. Billy, Dawn, Dear and Wyatt are an extended sexual family battling their fears and addictions in order to live their utopian dream. The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side is a celebration of love and the search for human grandness."

The troupe was founded in 2006 by actors James Kautz and Matthew Pilieci and writer Ahonen; their mission is to offer provocative stage works that bear no moral judgment. Tickets are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting PS122.

PS 122 is located in Manhattan at 150 1st Avenue at East 9th Street.

A scene from <i>The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side</i>
A scene from The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side Photo by Larry Cobra
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