Lee University Theatre To Present “Crossing Delancey”

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Iris Luce, Lee University
Tori Turton, left, and Lucas Branch portraying Isabelle and Sam in Lee Theatre’s “Crossing Delancey,” which opens Feb. 10
Tori Turton, left, and Lucas Branch portraying Isabelle and Sam in Lee Theatre’s “Crossing Delancey,” which opens Feb. 10

Lee Theatre will kick off its spring season with the production “Crossing Delancey” by Susan Sandler on Feb. 10 and 11, and Feb. 16, 17, and 18 in the Buzz Oates Blackbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. 

“Crossing Delancey” is a romantic comedy inspired by the 1988 film following a young Jewish woman, Isabelle, in her search for love in New York City. Isabelle’s grandmother Bubbie helps her choose between a successful author and a humble pickle vendor.  

“This charming, feel-good story is about more than just frivolous romance,” said Anna Marie Brendel, visiting lecturer of theatre at Lee and director of “Crossing Delancey.” “This play is about family, bridging generational gaps, and finding love in awkward places.” 

The production will star Lucas Branch as Sam, Alysse Brendtke as Bubbie, Kevin Collins as Tyler, Shauna Drinnon as Hannah, and Tori Turton as Isabelle. The production crew includes Marquis Bush as stage manager, Hal Arwood as assistant stage manager, Fai Lloyd as assistant set designer, and Noah Seaman as sound designer. 

“We have such a solid cast and crew of student artists who have worked hard to bring this wonderful piece of theatre to our student body and community this semester,” said Ms. Brendel. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children, seniors, and students, and are available at the Communication Arts Box Office one week prior to the performance and one hour prior to curtain time. They are also available online through https://leeu-theatre.eventbrite.com/ beginning Feb. 1. 

The box office and Buzz Oates Blackbox Theatre are located in Lee University’s Communication Arts Building. 

Lee Theatre will continue its season with “Jack’s Tale,” a musical directed by Dr. Christine Williams, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Communication Arts. The show will take place March 24-25 and March 30-April 1. 

For more information on Lee Theatre, visit leeuniversity.edu/theatre, call the box office at 614-8360, or follow LeeUTheatre on Facebook. 

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