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The Sabbath Girl
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The Sabbath Girl NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
Negative
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Members say
Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Delightful, Cliched

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (20)

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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?

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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

Critic Reviews (12)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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