Sharyn Rothstein's By the Water will be presented this fall at Manhattan Theatre Club's Studio at Stage II.
Sharyn Rothstein's By the Water will be presented this fall at Manhattan Theatre Club's Studio at Stage II.

By the Water, a new play by Sharyn Rothstein, will be presented in a coproduction between Manhattan Theatre Club and Ars Nova this fall.

Hal Brooks' production will play MTC's Studio at Stage II as part of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series. Performances begin November 4, with an opening scheduled for November 18.

Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, By the Water follows Marty and Mary Murphy as they attempt to rebuild their lives and Staten Island home while past betrayals start coming to light. Full casting and members of the creative team will be announced in the coming months.

Playwright Rothstein is a member of MTC and Ars Nova's Writer's Room, through which By the Water was commissioned and developed.