Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey

A Romantic Comedy

Book - 1987
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Characters: 2 male, 3 female

Combination interior, exterior set

Isabel is a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a book shop. When she is not pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grandmother (Bubbe) in Manhattan's Lower East Side. This irascible granny and her friend the matchmaker have found a "good catch" for Isabel, whose initial reluctance gives way to a blossoming romance when she finally meets Sam, the pickle vendor as the end of the play offers a new beginning.

"An amusing romance that tells its unpretentious 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

"A warm and loving addition to the growing body of Jewish dramatic work in this country."- Jewish Post and Opinion

Publisher: New York : S. French, c1987.
ISBN: 9780573619885
Branch Call Number: 822 S217
Characteristics: 86 p. : ill.


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Jan 06, 2015

I loved this short play --- and the 1998 DVD movie with Amy Irving too. Same author wrote the screenplay for the movie. Delancey Street is the centre of the Jewish neighbourhood in New York City. The pickle man woos the modern Jewish woman. Another read for background is the Just-published book : "Eating Delancey" (2014).

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