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Press Release: CROSSING DELANCEY

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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.

  Cast and Production Team Listing

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 on line TICKETS.

 

Fast Facts

Location: 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Z9

 Metro Theatre’s location on Google Maps

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 21st to February 11th   Thursday through Saturday nights

                    with Matinees on January 29th & February 5th          

                    The preview is on Friday, January 20th – it is the final dress rehearsal

          DIRECTOR’s TALK: January 27th     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

Links:

Metro Theatre Website

Metro Theatre Vancouver Facebook Page

Twitter @metrotheatre   # Hash Tag for this production is #CrossingDelanceyMT

Flickr Photostream for Metro Theatre

Purchase TICKETS

Contact for more information, publicity photos, arrangements for interviews and press tickets:  email:  media@metrotheatre.com 

 

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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