Thursday, January 4th from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 9th from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Location: Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center

1300 209th Street, Bayside, NY 11360


Please provide a headshot and resume


Rehearsals begin early January 2018


Performances: Sat. March 10 & 17, 2018 @ 8:30pm

Sun. March 4, 11 & 18, 2018 @ 3:00pm


For specific questions about auditions,

please contact Patty Valenti, Director at 718-716-4678

"Very funny...  The well crafted play has a lot to say about nuclear families of any ethnic persuasion."

- Wall Street Journal

Plot Synopsis

Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy.

They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Kringle.

She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor and they insist on meeting him.

She plans a dinner party and, over the heated protests of Chris, employs an escort service

to send her a Jewish date to be Dr. Steinberg.  Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor

who agrees to perform the impersonation. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and

Sarah's parents are enraptured.  Soon, even Sarah falls for Bob.

Hilarious and quite moving. Sherman wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight."

- Chicago Sun Times

Role Descriptions

  • Sarah Goldman (age 25–35): Educated and independent, she is slightly neurotic from trying to please her traditional parents.  Warm and open to life’s surprises.

  • Chris Chringle, her boyfriend (25–40): Sweet, smart and dependable, he wants a commitment with Sarah, but knows he isn’t what her parents want for her.

  • Bob Schroeder, her escort (25–35): Funny and charming, he’s a quick thinker and great improviser, and can read the room as well as any seasoned actor.  Physically and verbally nimble.

  • Joel, her brother (25–40): A psychologist whose education and failed marriage have made him     a little cynical about relationships and love.

  • Miriam, her mother (50+): Traditional and overbearing, she knows what’s best for her daughter and isn’t shy about saying so.

  • Please note: the role of Abe, her father, has been cast. 

"A light, sweet romantic comedy."

- Chicago Tribune"

This program is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.”


This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.”

Theatre By The Bay NY    1300 209th Street    Bayside NY  11360    718-428-6363