Crossing Delancey, Playmakers first production of the
2000-2001 season opened September 15th. Director George Sanchez,
a veteran director of Talented Theater at Covington High School,
put together a multi-talented cast for this delightful romantic
Heading the cast in the role of Isabelle
(Izzy) Grossman, the girl looking for love in all the wrong places,
is Megan Pourciau. Izzy is torn between the sophisticated New
York literary lifestyle and the Old World traditions of her cultural
heritage. In some ways, this role parallels Megan's life, as
she is planning to pursue Graduate work in the field of Writing
Anne Pourciau, Megan's mother,
is tackling the demanding role of Bubbie, grandmother to Izzy.
Bubbie is a strong, feisty woman, anxious to see her granddaughter
begin a life in the tradition she understands. The rapport on
stage between mother and daughter adds a unique and touching
feel to their scenes together.
The role of Hannah, the brash
matchmaker, is being portrayed by Deborah Bettelli. Hannah is
a walking Who's What of the Jewish population on the lower East
side and is determined to see Izzy matched to the perfect suitor.
Deborah has plenty of opportunities to utilize her comedic flair
John Carambat will handle the
role of Tyler Moss, the well known fiction writer and object
of Izzy's desire. Tyler is very charming, but sees the world
from an egocentric perspective.
A newcomer to Playmakers, Lee
Jeansonne was cast as Sam, the pickle vendor and poet. Sam is
a gentle, intuitive man who has had his eye on Izzy for some
time. Lee brought a quite, sensitive quality to his portrayal
Crossing Delancey opened September
15th and ran for three weekends, with two matinees the 2nd and
Penelope O. Wight
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