january 2017 | volume 151
A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother’s matchmaker.
Metro Theatre is excited to bring Susan Sandler’s charming romantic comedy CROSSING DELANCEY to the stage January 21 to February 11.
CROSSING DELANCEY explores the age-old traditional roles of women as expressed by Bubbie, the loveable, feisty, sharp-witted grandma contrasted by the liberated options of present-day women as explored by her granddaughter Izzy. When Bubbie and the matchmaker Hannah arrange a date for Izzy with a nice Jewish boy, Sam – the local pickle merchant -- a generational and cultural clash erupts!
The play is titled after a major thoroughfare running through a New York neighbourhood on the traditionally Jewish lower east side; and Uptown Manhattan on the other side. CROSSING DELANCEY oscillates between these two locations as we watch Izzy struggling to maintain her Uptown lifestyle while being lured back to the “old neighbourhood” by her wily Bubbie.
CROSSING DELANCEY stars Nina Tischhauser (Isabelle), Joan Koebel (Bubbie), Helen Volkow (Hannah), Jon MacIntyre (Tyler), and Jonathan MacDonald (Sam).
Director Alison Schamberger: “This play is about choices and taking risks. It is about love and loneliness. Ultimately, it suggests that if you make the right choice, you won’t end up lonely.”
CROSSING DELANCEY is directed by Alison Schamberger, co-produced by Heather Stewart & Rita M Price and stage managed by Al Zylstra. Photo credits: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.
Tickets are $24 Adult or $21 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $37 every Thursday. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased online at TICKETS.
Location: 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Z9
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Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191
Show Times: Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 8:00pm with Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm.
Show Run: January 21 to February 11, Thursday through Saturday nights with Matinees on January 29 & February 5. The preview is on Friday, January 20 – it is the final dress rehearsal
DIRECTOR’s TALK: January 27. No additional charge
Ticket Pricing: Tickets are $24 for adults or $21 for seniors and students, with a special every Thursday 2 for $37. Preview performance just $15.
Box Office Window Hours: Wed – Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm & 1 Hour before each show
Licensed Lounge Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:00pm – 11:00p & Sun 1:00pm – 5:00pm
ABOUT METRO THEATRE
Metro Theatre (the Metropolitan Cooperative Theatre Society) is a registered non-profit charitable society whose mission is to promote and develop theatre arts on a non-professional level. Our actors, directors, producers, designers, stage managers and most of our production crew are all volunteers. It takes an average of 2500 volunteer hours to produce each of our shows. Metro Theatre started in 1962 and has produced 501 shows, including nearly 50 musicals, over the past 54 years. The theatre comfortably seats 307 and ambitiously stages six shows including an original Christmas Pantomime each season. Metro Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. It offers season subscriptions and corporate flex passes as well as individual reservations online and at the door. Metro Theatre is located at 1370 SW Marine Drive, at the base of the Arthur Lang Bridge in Vancouver. It’s accessible by transit and has free and paid parking nearby.
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