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Crossing DelanceyCrossing Delancey
By Susan Sandler
May 24 – June 8, 2024
Preview May 23, 2024
Matinee on June 1, 2024 at 2:00pm
Romantic Comedy


Production Information

Directed by: Mandana Namazi
Producers: Lorraine McNeight

The Theatre at Hendry Hall
815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver

  • Sunday, February 4, 2024 -2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Monday, February 5, 2024 – 7:00 pm

(Callbacks to be scheduled if necessary)

Sundays from 1-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7-10 p.m. Technical rehearsals on Saturday, May 11 and 18. Possible extra rehearsals may be added in May on Fridays if needed


Set in New York City in the 19802, Isabelle Grossman, is an independent woman living the dream. She has a rent-controlled apartment in New York’s upper West Side, a job at a prestigious independent bookstore, plenty of friends, and a handsome local author to dream about. None of this matters to her Bubbie, however, a strong-minded, fiercely loving, traditional Jewish grandmother, who worries about single Isabelle, living alone in a room. Unbeknownst to Isabelle, Bubbie hires a marriage broker to save the day — and she is introduced to pleasant and unassuming Sam, who runs his own pickle stand on the Lower East Side. Isabelle does not believe she could have anything in common with a pickle man , but just as she seems to be getting the attention of Tyler Moss — the highbrow writer after whom she has been hankering — Isabelle is blindsided by Sam’s subtle wit and wisdom. Can Sam persuade Isabelle to change her style, after all? Will Bubbie cleverly maneuver them together? Crossing Delancey is a charming, sly, and heartfelt story exploring the bonds of family and tradition; the culture clash of old East Side and new West Side; and the romantic benefits of a new hat.


BUBBIE a feisty, sharp-witted woman, who immigrated to the United States as a young girl and has lived every since in the shrinking community of New York City known as the lower east side.

Playing age: 70s to 80s.

ISABELLE “Izzy” Grossman, her granddaughter, a bookish dreamer striving to find her own identity. Playing age: late 20s to late 30s.
HANNAH an overbearing woman who is not afraid to speak her mind, a professional matchmaker, a wheeler-dealer. Playing age: 40s to 50s
TYLER a well known writer of fiction, handsome, exceedingly charming and self-involved. Playing age: 40 to 55
SAM a pickleman and a poet, an inhabitant of the lower east side, gentle, intuitive, appealing, and very wise for his years. Playing age: 35 to 45

Producer Lorraine McNeight at


  • This is a non-Equity production
  • No appointments are necessary: first-come, first-served.
  • Please bring a résumé and headshot to auditions, if possible.
  • Auditions will be a cold read from the script (scenes provided in the waiting area).
  • These are open auditions, but preference will be given to existing members of NVCP.
  • All cast and crew members of the production must join NVCP ($20 Fee) prior to the first rehearsal.

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