The Sabbath Girl
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The Sabbath Girl

The Sabbath Girl NYC Reviews and Tickets

(20 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Delightful, Cliched

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This brand new romantic comedy explores the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love next door.

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Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic, Cliched

See it if Meet-cute shiksa-mensch rom-com of opposite faiths attempt to conquer the insurmountable. You'll want them to survive the towering climb.

Don't see it if Both cliched and fresh in its opposites attract premise, but their introduction is clever. When does betraying your beliefs come at a cost?

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Sweet, Delightful

See it if you enjoy stories involving interfaith romances; you love seeing believable characters in a well written play

Don't see it if you would be offended by a play about an Orthodox Jewish man involved in a potentially difficult romantic situation


See it if You want to watch capable actors.

Don't see it if You don't want an unremarkable rom-com.

Entertaining, Realistic, Hopeful, Humorous

See it if Pleasant story that while not offering great revelations holds one's interest and makes for a nice evening. Sometimes a happy play is fine.

Don't see it if Romantic-style comedy with some TV-type parts and a struggle with faith is not appealing.

Romantic, Cliched

See it if You don't want to think too much and miss movies like Crossing Delancey and plays like Abie's Irish Rose.

Don't see it if You are looking for new, inventive material. This is a New York rom-com with a been-there-done-that feel.

Romantic, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like any kind of rom-com.

Don't see it if You've seen crossing delancey do it better. Read more

Mostly predictable and therefore disappointing, sweet

See it if you want a major change from the trenchant or compelling theater -- Soldier's Play, Endlinngs -- now on stage. This is romantic and fluffy.

Don't see it if you loved the above plays and want to see plays that are really thought-provoking. Read more

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want a nice quick play that’s entertaining and yet still challenges assumptions. A romantic, sentimental comedy

Don't see it if You’re looking for something that’s deeply intellectual or you want a fancy set. This is all about the players Read more

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
February 21st, 2020

"A Meet-Cute with Art and Knishes: Cary Gitter’s throwback romantic comedy, about an Orthodox Jew and his Italian-American neighbor, is kind of sweet and kind of clunky."
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February 18th, 2020

"A Shiksa Goddess and Knish Mensch Find Love in 'The Sabbath Girl': Cary Gitter's interfaith romantic comedy is now running at 59E59 Theaters."
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February 17th, 2020

"'THE SABBATH GIRL' at 59E59 Theaters is a Charming and Meaningful Romantic Story"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 18th, 2020

"The worst thing you can say about The 'Sabbath Girl' is that it is harmless; the best is that the romance at its center has some authentic feeling to it."
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New York Stage Review
February 16th, 2020

2/5 Stars. "The one about the Orthodox boy who meets the Italian girl and brings her a sweet potato knish."
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New York Stage Review
February 16th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Predictable but satisfying-think of it as a cute but clichéd rom-com."
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February 17th, 2020

"It doesn't take long to realize that Angie's conflict is between choosing Seth or Blake. Nor does it take long to predict that Seth--spoiler alert--the Jewish man, will win out...It's as obvious as all of 'The Sabbath Girl' is, really, making it an unsurprising and disappointing play."
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Theatre is Easy
February 16th, 2020

"It's a familiar set up, and while there are many laughs throughout, the humor is predictable, the characters stock. It's still enjoyable, but the comfort is in the iteration of a frequently told tale…Nonetheless, 'The Sabbath Girl' rises above thanks to stellar acting."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 16th, 2020

"There are few surprises-even the big reveal about a character is more a playwriting trick than a necessity-but there's enough sweetness and light to hide the cornier ingredients…I had reservations…but I have no reservations about confessing that it made me both laugh and cry."
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Front Row Center
February 18th, 2020

Score: 85%. "A truly NYC love story that is both contemporary and timeless. Take it from this former goya shiksa converted Orthodox Jew, your Friday nights will have new meaning."
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February 17th, 2020

"The best that could be said about the production is that it is lighthearted entertainment that touches on subject matter that has been addressed many times before on stage, television and film."
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Off Off Online
February 17th, 2020

"Nothing about this play-not a single character or scene-feels truthful. The result is a mash-up of movie clichés, obvious laugh lines, and broad cultural stereotypes."
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