The Sabbath Girl

Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her. A job at a hip Chelsea art gallery. A new one-bedroom on the Upper West Side. And, despite her concerned Nonna’s wishes, not much time or hope for relationships. But then her neighbor Seth knocks on her door. He’s a 32-year-old, divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side. And he needs some help turning on his AC. He needs a "Shabbos goy,...
Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her. A job at a hip Chelsea art gallery. A new one-bedroom on the Upper West Side. And, despite her concerned Nonna’s wishes, not much time or hope for relationships. But then her neighbor Seth knocks on her door. He’s a 32-year-old, divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side. And he needs some help turning on his AC. He needs a "Shabbos goy," a non-Jew to help him with little tasks forbidden to Jews on the Sabbath. Could it be love? THE SHABBOS GOY is a contemporary romantic comedy with an old-fashioned heart—about the loneliness of big-city life, the surprise of encountering another culture, and the possibility of finding love next door.
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The Sabbath Girl

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  • Gina Femia:
    6 Dec. 2017
    A genuinely funny and off-beat romantic comedy for the stage, I love this play so much! This play is brimming with heart and would make a fine addition to any theatrical season.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Jewish Ensemble Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Professional
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    Penguin Rep Theatre
    ,
    2019

Awards

Finalist
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Jewish Playwriting Contest
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Jewish Plays Project
,
2019
Finalist
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JETFest
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Jewish Ensemble Theatre
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2019