The Sisters Rosensweig

by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Samantha Goldstein
Produced by Steve Warrick

 

Sara Goode, an enormously successful American woman working as the British representative of a major Hong Kong bank, is about to celebrate her fifty-fourth birthday, and she isn’t exactly too happy about it. Firmly ensconced in her lovely London home, she leads a quiet, almost cold, expatriate life with her daughter, Tess. For the birthday celebration, her two sisters, Gorgeous Teitelbaum (Dr. Gorgeous, loving housewife and mother, of Newton, MA, who has her own call-in radio advice program and hopes to make the leap to TV), and Pfeni Rosensweig (peripatetic third-world travel writer, alas, unmarried), are expected to arrive at any moment. As if this weren’t causing Sara enough stress, Mervyn Kant shows up at her door, and she doesn’t even know the man, who, at first sight, is instantly smitten with her. Mervyn is a furrier, and a friend of Geoffrey’s, the on-again, off-again, bi-sexual lover of Pfeni. After her sisters arrive for the celebration, Tess, and her boyfriend, Tom, turn up and advise her that they’re planning on rushing off to his ancestral Lithuania for reasons of political protest. Next to arrive is Nicholas, the stuffy Brit whom Sara has been “seeing” although he seems somewhat anti-Semitic. All of this adds up to a rather interesting evening, which leads to unexpected romance, suspected partings, recriminations, reconciliations and, above all, newfound love and acceptance.

May 4-27, 2018 Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vins Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Cast

Linda Englund as Sara Goode
Marnie Klein as Gorgeous Teitelbaum
Bonnie Antonini as Pfeni Rosensweig
Janelle Urie as Tess Goode
JJ Rowley as Mervyn Kant
David Guthrie as Geoffrey Duncan
Paul Uhler as Nicholas Pym
Alex Contreras as Tom Valiunus

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