The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side

The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side
by Derek Ahonen

Productions (4)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 155 - 165 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A two bedroom apartment.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-523-0

The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side
by Derek Ahonen

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Productions (4)
  • Drama/Comedy
  • 155 - 165 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A two bedroom apartment.

An extraordinary gathering of young idealists lives 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 -- and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

An extraordinary gathering of young idealists lives 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 -- and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.

  • Drama/Comedy
  • 155 - 165 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A two bedroom apartment.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-523-0

Published Reviews

"Brings to mind the vitality that distinguished the early Off-Off Broadway work of artists like Sam Shepard only a generation ago."

The New Yorker

"A thoroughly original and frequently hilarious new play."

FlavorPill/Metro New York

"The Pied Pipers manages to entertain, educate, and titillate."

Backstage

"The sort of theater that needs to be done: it's vital, alive, and full of unsquandered possibilities."

That Sounds Cool

"Derek Ahonen's complex characters make The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side the meaningful play that it is."

Show Business Weekly

"The thing that strikes me, several days after having seen The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, is that I do still care about the characters that Derek Ahonen has created and that The Amoralists have brought to life."

StageBuzz.com

"The happiest surprise of the season... Ahonen has written full, complex characters, and the committed cast approaches them with sincerity and heart. This is exciting work, fresh and refreshing."

Time Out New York

"A sharply observed, classically constructed and written show by Derek Ahonen... Considerably smart and complex... What I particularly loved about the show is that Ahonen takes these four people and their dreams serious."

The New York Post

"Ahonen starts with what seems to be a hippie-era slice of life, but artfully steers his play into something far more."

Variety

"Love stories don't come any purer than this."

Off Off Online

"The sheer scope of this piece -- touching on religion, environmentalism, economics, anarchy, vegetarianism, sexuality, and much more -- makes it endlessly admirable."

nytheatre.com

"A funny and illuminating look at the struggles of contemporary Manhattan young people who are trying to hold on to their revolutionary ideals. There is a Cassavetes feel to the long, meandering documentary-style scenes in which laughter and explosions of rage seem to come out of nowhere but are always true to the characters we are observing."

The Connecticut Post

Production History

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JUL 09, 2010 - AUG 23, 2010
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122 New York, NY United States
SEP 10, 2009 - OCT 05, 2009
The Amoralists Theatre Company at Theatre 80 St. Marks
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at Theatre 80 St. Marks New York, NY United States
JUN 02, 2009 - AUG 26, 2009
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122 New York, NY United States
NOV 02, 2007 - NOV 25, 2007
The Amoralists Theatre Company at The Gene Frankel Theater
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at The Gene Frankel Theater New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
JUL 09, 2010 - AUG 23, 2010
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122 New York, NY United States
SEP 10, 2009 - OCT 05, 2009
The Amoralists Theatre Company at Theatre 80 St. Marks
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at Theatre 80 St. Marks New York, NY United States
JUN 02, 2009 - AUG 26, 2009
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at PS122 New York, NY United States
NOV 02, 2007 - NOV 25, 2007
The Amoralists Theatre Company at The Gene Frankel Theater
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists Theatre Company at The Gene Frankel Theater New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Top Ten, TimeOut New York (2009)

Top Ten, The New York Post (2009)