The world premier of Cary Gitter’s play, The Sabbath Girl, opens at Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point on Fri August 2. It’s “a contemporary romantic comedy with heart about the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love at work or even next door,” says Penguin Rep founding artistic director Joe Brancato.
Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her: she has a job at a hip art gallery; the possibility of snagging a show by a hot young artist. A new apartment on the Upper West Side. But not much time for relationships. But then her neighbor Seth, a divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side, knocks on her door.
The cast under Mr. Brancato’s direction includes Patricia Mauceri, Madison Micucci, Ty Molbak, Jeremy Rishe and Lauren Singerman.
Playwright Cary Gitter is a two-time O’Neill semifinalist and Jewish Plays Project finalist, and an alumnus of the Obie Award-winning EST/Youngblood playwrights’ group. His play How My Grandparents Fell in Love was a New York Times Critic’s Pick as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s (EST’s) 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays and aired on the public radio show Playing on Air.
Penguin’s limited engagement of The Sabbath Girl runs from Fri August 2 through Sun August 25.
Performance days and times are Friday and Saturday nights at 8p and weekend matinees on Saturdays at 4p and Sundays at 2p. The play will also be performed on Thursday evenings at 7:30p. There are four special performance dates:
- There will be a special weekday matinee on Fri August 2 at 2p.
- On Sun August 4, the audience is invited to join the cast and crew for cake and coffee after the official opening performance.
- On Fri August 9, there will be a discussion among the actors and audience following the show.
- Before the 4p show on Sat August 10, there will be a complimentary tasting catered by Rockland Roots.
Penguin’s intimate, 108-seat theatre, which is located at 7 Crickettown Road, is converted from an 1880’s hay barn, and offers air-conditioning and heating, wheelchair accessible entrance, and plenty of free parking. Tickets are priced at $48 (including facility fee and service charge). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and young people (30 and under). To order tickets or for further information, visit Penguin Rep’s website at PenguinRep.org or call 845-786-2873.