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A couple leaves New York for the Midwest, then Hollywood, in search of happiness.
WHAT: New York Water. A comedy.
WHO: Written by Sam Bobrick. Directed by Howard Teichman. Produced by Bill Froggatt and Howard Teichman for West Coast Jewish Theatre. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Starring Ross Benjamin and Bridget Flanery.
Linda and Albert, both in their mid-thirties, meet in New York through a Personals ad. They connect. They feel stifled by their native big city and decide to move elsewhere. Their American odyssey will take them first to the Midwest and then to Hollywood. Linda ascends to dizzying heights while Albert remains steeped in mediocrity. After Hollywood, where do you go next?......
The title? It refers to the quality of New York tap water for drinking: Delicious, if you can get past the fact that rusty pipes sometimes impart to it an odd hue.
This is all funny business, and the playwright, Sam Bobrick, knows comedy. His thirty-two plays include Norman, Is That You? Murder at the Howard Johnson’s Hamlet II (Better Than the Original) The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon and Mrs. Levine Wally’s Café Totlstoy in Jersey and more. He created the classic TV series Saved by the Bell. He received two Writers Guild Awards (Get Smart, The Andy Griffith Show).
Howard Teichman directs. He is the Artistic Director of West Coast Jewish Theatre. His previous directing credits include Fugu The Whipping Man Luv Last of the Red Hot Lovers Sarah Sarah The Value of Names Lost in Yonhers Rumors Simcha (which he also wrote) much more.
Ross Benjamin portrays Albert. His stage credits include A Majority of One (West Coast Jewish Theatre), Modern Orthodox, All My Sons, The Glass Menagerie , Only the Dead Know Burbank and, in New York, The Sea Gull, On The Open Road, Twelfth Night and Moonchildren. He had recurring roles on the TV series Harry’s Law and Tracey Takes On. He is a Harvard graduate.
Bridget Flanery plays Linda. The recipient of an MFA from Yale School of Drama, her many stage credits from around the country include The Rainmaker, A Streetcar Named Desire, Spring Awakening, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, much more. She has also frequently appeared on television, including continuing characters on Sweet Valley High, Teen Angel and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Presenter / Producer: West Coast Jewish Theatre
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 323-821-2449
10508 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90064
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 10/19/2017 - 12/17/2017
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 3:00. Preview on Thurs. Oct. 19 at 8:00.
$40. Groups of ten or more, $35.
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