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World Premiere Of THE SABBATH GIRL Comes to Penguin Rep Theatre


World Premiere Of THE SABBATH GIRL Comes to Penguin Rep Theatre

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents the world premiere of The Sabbath Girl, a new play by Cary Gitter, directed by Mr. Brancato, beginning Friday, August 2 in Stony Point, New York.

The Sabbath Girl is described by Mr. Brancato as "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."

In the play, Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her: 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.

Mr. Brancato recently directed Michael McKeever's After Off Broadway at 59e59 this spring after it played Penguin last fall, and Daniel's Husband, which transferred from Penguin to the Cherry Lane and Westside Theaters. He also staged Yasmina Reza's Art at Penguin earlier this season.

The limited engagement of The Sabbath Girl runs through Sunday, August 25 at Penguin Rep Theatre in historic Stony Point (Rockland County), New York.

Performance days and times are: Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Penguin's intimate, 108-seat theatre, which is located at 7 Crickettown Road, is a repurposed 1880s hay barn, and offers air-conditioning, wheelchair accessible entrance, rest rooms and seating, and plenty of free parking.

New this season are assistive listening devices to accommodate the hearing-impaired, the installation of handrails for easier and safe access to seating, and the addition of café tables and chairs by the organic garden.

Tickets to The Sabbath Girl 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 or call 845-786-2873.

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