Crossing Delancey — A Comic Story About Getting Serious
All eyes are on Isabelle, seated, as she tries to decide between a cool New York writer and a Lower East Side pickle man. Left to right, Alice Bridgforth, Susan King, Leah Wener-Fligner, Jim Quatier, Carol Sage Silverstein, Michael Faigenblum and Talia Toni Marcus.
The Seattle Jewish Theater Company is presenting its spring production of Crossing Delancey, in February and March 2013 at eight venues throughout the Seattle area.
Crossing Delancey is a charming, romantic comedy written by Susan Sandler who adapted her stage play for the hit Warner Brother movie starring Amy Irving.
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 roots are on the Lower East Side where her old-fashioned grandmother (her “Bubbie”) 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 is a Jewish story but its themes of love and family are universal. The production is one all ages can enjoy together.
Live klezmer music before and during the performance will be provided by Talia Toni Marcus. The play, which is directed by SJTC artistic director Art Feinglass, will be followed by a Q&A with the director and cast.
“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.” —The New York Times
- February 17, 3:00 p.m. Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch
- March 6, Noon, SJCC, Mercer Island
- March 6, 8:30 p.m., Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Uptown Theater, Queen Anne
- March 16, 8:00 p.m., Kol HaNeshamah, Kenyon Hall, West Seattle. Tickets at
- March 17, 3:00 p.m., Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, Seward Park. For tickets call 206-722-5500
- March 24, 3:00 p.m., Temple B’nai Torah, Bellevue, reservations not required
- March 28, 7:30 p.m., The Summit, First Hill, private performance
- March 30, 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth Am, Wedgwood, Seattle. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/328748