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Old Fashioned ProstitutesLocation: East Village, NYC
Theater: Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)
Show time: See website for schedule; Through June 2
Venue: Public Theater
Food: Oyama
Drink: Grassroots Tavern
Miscellaneous: Mud Cafe

Snapshots from an enigmatic fairy-tale in which Suzie, the elusive coquette, brings Samuel to his knees – from where he worships a life he only half understands. Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) is an expressionistic chamber-play that twists emotional heartache into a landscape of continual mental invention. With sushi that’s 50 percent off all the time, you might think, “Something’s wrong with that?” but at Oyama the fish is good and the rolls are inventive, making this one of the best low-priced sushi joints in the city. Though St. Marks all of a sudden lost its charm, Grassroots Tavern hasn’t. This large dive bar has cheap drinks, darts in the back, and old men behind the bar, things a good dive bar should have. Excellent coffee served in a big mug and a healthy menu of food coupled with a year round enclosed outdoor backyard patio make Mud Cafe a great little coffee shop in the area.

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