Atlanta's Alliance Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Crossing Delancey, the work that led to the hit 1980s romantic comedy starring Amy Irving. Leora Morris directs the play, written by Susan Sandler, who also penned the screenplay. Performances will run from October 7-November 25 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta while the Alliance Theatre undergoes a complete renovation.
Crossing Delancey tells the story of a young woman's search for fulfillment and her lovable but overbearing Bubbie. Leading the cast in the role of Izzy is Toronto-based actor Sochi Fried, with Mary Lynn Owen as her Bubbie, Joanna Daniels as Matchmaker Hannah, Andrew Benator as Sam, and Daniel Thomas May as Tyler.
The creative team includes Elisa Carlson (dialect coach), Kat Conley (set designer), Joseph A. Futral (lighting designer), Sydney Roberts (costume designer), and Kate Marvin (composer and sound designer).
"Crossing Delancey is a celebration of so many things — New York's Lower East Side community in the 1980's, the special relationships that are possible between grandparents and grandchildren, and the remarkable relaxation you feel when you find someone around whom you can be your truest self," said director Leora Morris in a statement. "For me, the question at the core of this play is as relevant as ever — 'How does a contemporary woman, with unprecedented freedoms and seemingly endless possibilities for how to live, identify what makes her happy, decide what to prioritize, and with whom to populate her life?'"
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