L.E.S.

THE 20TH ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS



Date

Johnson Theater

Cabaret Theater

Community Space Theater

Outside on
East 10th Street

Fri, May 22

Performances
6pm – 1am

Performances
7pm – 12am

Sat, May 23

Youth Program
2pm – 5pm

Performances
6pm – 1am

Film Program
12pm – 12am

Cultural Festival, Performances, Food, Vendors and More
12pm – 5pm

Sun, May 24

Performances 6pm – 12am

Performances
7pm – 12am

Poetry Readings
4pm – 7:30pm

FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!

More Fabulous than ever and Still Free After All These Years!

A Multi-Cultural Cavalcade. A free-for-all of Theater, Music, Dance, Comedy, Film and Art that remains FREE for all. Yes, LES, turns twenty, not yet old enough to legally drink, but old enough to legally think; and we think if you have a mind for art and culture and bang up entertainment; and you find yourself in NYC over the Memorial Day Weekend, then there is no better place to be than with us at Theater for the New City for the FREE Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, LES, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

LES is a tribute to all the artists who lived and created on the Lower East Side and in the East Village in the past, a showcase for its current stars, and a glimpse at its up and coming talent of the future.

The Lower East Side and the more recently and perhaps more sexily titled The East Village; has always teemed with talent. Like, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Yip Harburg, James Cagney, George Raft, to name a few, all emerged from its tenements. Charlie Parker, Garcia Lorca, Mark Twain, Eugene O’Neill all spent time working here and were inspired by its streets and its myriad of different peoples.

As avant-guardians of this proud history, we are compelled to gather annually to sing hosannas to our past, while kicking up our heels in the now and foreshadowing our artistic future.

Some of the greats who have graced our stage at LES over the last 18 years include, Kurt Vonnegut, David Amram, Quentin Crisp, Arthur Miller, Moises Kaufman, Charles Busch, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Judith Malina, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Grodin, Joe Franklin, Dan Lauria and Phoebe Legere. Groups and Companies who have participated include the New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, the Living Theater, and the list goes on and on…

FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!

More Fabulous than ever and Still Free After All These Years!

LES – MAY 22, 23 and 24, 2015
FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY












Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570

E-mail: info@theaterforthenewcity.net

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