The Seattle Jewish Theater Company will present Crossing Delancey on stage in the Ezra Bessaroth social hall at 3:00 p.m.on Sunday March 17.
The charming, romantic comedy was written by Susan Sandler for the New York Jewish theater where it was well-received. Sandler later adapted her stage play for the hit Warner Bros movie starring Amy Irving. The play has none of the racier scenes that appear in the movie and focuses on traditional Jewish values. It is a sweet, family drama that all ages can enjoy together.
The New York Times called the play, “An amusing romance that tells its story believably, rarely trying to make its gag lines, of which there are many, upstage its narration or outshine its heart.” Isabelle “Izzy” is a single young Jewish woman working in an upscale Manhattan bookstore who longs to be part of the intellectual literary scene. But her old-world grandmother and a matchmaker are trying to fix her up with Sam, a quiet young man who runs a pickle store in the neighborhood. The conflict is resolved with a generous dose of humor, affection, and wisdom.
Crossing Delancey will be directed by SJTC founder and artistic director Art Feinglass who launched the company in 2011. “The mission of the Seattle Jewish Theater Company www.SeattleJewishTheater.com is to bring quality Jewish plays to the Seattle area. Crossing Delancey is a warm Jewish story with themes of love and family and the value of old-world tradition that are universal. It’s a very enjoyable play with a great cast. The audience is going to love it.” To buy tickets, contact Susan in the Ezra Bessaroth office at 206-722-5500 or go to our website and click on “Support EB”, choose “Campaigns”: http://ezrabessaroth.net/support-eb