Auditions for ‘Crossing Delancey’

Auditions for HCP’s production of the romantic comedy “Crossing Delancey” will be held Sunday, June 11, 3:00 p.m. at Highlands Performing Arts Center on Chestnut Street. The play, directed by Dr. Ronnie Spilton, one of HCP most capable and experienced directors, will be presented August 24-27 and August 31-Sept. 3.

The cast consists of three women and two men. The women are described as follows: Isabelle is an unmarried modern young woman, 20’s to 30’s (or so), who works in a bookstore and lives alone. Her grandmother Bubbie is a feisty, sharp-witted woman, 70’s to 80’s, who is eager for Isabelle to get married. Hannah, 40’s to 60’s, is a professional matchmaker, a wheeler-dealer.

The men are described as follows: Tyler, in his 40’s, is a well-known writer of fiction, nice-looking, charming and self-involved. Sam , 30’s to 40’s, is in the pickle business and is a gentle, intuitive, appealing guy, very wise for his years.

Isabelle is pining after the charming author Tyler. Grandma and her friend, the matchmaker, believe they have found a good match for Isabelle in Sam, but Isabelle doesn’t like the idea of a pickle vendor who lives on the “wrong side” of Delancey Street in NYC. When she finally gets acquainted with Sam, however, romance blossoms and love triumphs in the end.

A movie of ´”Crossing Delancey” was made in 1988 and starred Amy Irvine. Scripts for Crossing Delancey may be read in the libraries in Highlands or Cashiers.