By Cary Gitter
Directed by Joe Brancato
Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her: a job at a hip art gallery, a new apartment on the Upper West Side, but not much time or hope for relationships. Then her neighbor Seth, a divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side, knocks on her door.
A brand new romantic comedy from the company behind After, Small World, and Freed. Written by Cary Gitter, a two-time O’Neill semifinalist and Jewish Plays Project finalist, The Sabbath Girl explores the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love next door.
Under the dynamic leadership of founding Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, Penguin Rep has grown in 40 years from a summer theater in a converted 1880’s hay barn in Stony Point, NY to become one of the Hudson Valley’s most influential nonprofit cultural institutions. Hailed by The New York Times as “the gutsiest little theatre” and by Lohud.com as a theater that “continues to astonish,” Penguin now reaches tens of thousands of theatergoers each year at its home theater upstate, in New York City, and beyond – with plays and productions premiered by Penguin moving to Off Broadway and to stages across the country and around the world.
Read more at: http://www.penguinrep.org
“Gitter has created something genuine and his characters ring true and possess an earnestness that is in seriously short supply these days.” – Broadway World