The Sisters Rosensweig at Church Hill Theatre
September 7 @ 8:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Director Shelagh Grasso is pleased to present “The Sisters Rosensweig” at Church Hill Theatre (CHT) between September 7 and 23. The play, written by Wendy Wasserstein, the important late 20th century American playwright, brings the lives of contemporary women – smart, ambitious, creative and often frustrated by societal expectations – to life on the stage.
The sisters are Sara Goode, an international banker living in London; Gorgeous Teitelbaum, a radio talk show host; and Pfeni Rosensweig, a world traveler. In the CHT production, this trio will be portrayed by Colleen Minahan, Jen Friedman and Melissa McGlynn. Taking on the other roles are several talented area actors: John Shratwieser portays Geoffrey, a theater director, and John Haas takes the role of his friend Merv, a furrier. Shannon Whitaker is Tess, Sara’s revolutionary daughter, and Nic Carter plays Tom, her equally political boyfriend. Bob Chauncey portrays Nicholas, an influential Englishman.
The play takes place in the summer of 1991 at Sara’s London home. Because it’s Sara’s birthday, her sisters, daughter, and various friends and boyfriends join her to celebrate. And because these are intelligent people, the audience is treated to discussions of Reaganomics, the fall of the Soviet Union, social issues and the sisters’ life-long but loving rivalry.
The production team includes Stage Manager, Michelle Christopher; Producer, Sally Borghart; Choreographer, Lucia Calloway, and Costumers, Tina Johnson, Sally Borghart and Emerson Borghart.
“The Sisters Rosensweig” opens at Church Hill Theatre on September 7 and runs through September 23, with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for members and $10 for students. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 410-556-6003 or online at www.churchhilltheatre.org.