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The Sabbath Girl

From 20 member  reviews
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. More…

From the show:

Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her: a job at a hip art gallery, a new apartment on the Upper West Side, but not much time or hope for relationships. Then her neighbor Seth, a divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side, knocks on her door.

A brand new romantic comedy from the company behind After, Small World, and Freed. Written by Cary Gitter, a two-time O’Neill semifinalist and Jewish Plays Project finalist, The Sabbath Girl explores the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love next door.

Member Reviews (20)


Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Delightful, Cliched
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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.

Also It is a bit offensive to me as someone who identifies as modern orthod... Read more Read less

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.

Also I really wanted -- and expected -- to like this, sadly, I was disappoi... Read more Read less

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

Also Angelina Fiordellisi is delightful and helps to pull everything togeth... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Romantic, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like quiet, intelligent plays that may surprise and delight you

Don't see it if you prefer noisy Broadway musicals that tell similar stories but with all the bells and whistles

Cliched, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a little story, not enough to make you happy or sad.

Don't see it if you're looking for insights into religion or relationships

Romantic, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy rom-coms and ethnic slice of life humor. It's an optimistic and feel- good play.

Don't see it if You've become cynical about romance, hav seen this kind of thing before and are tired of it.

Fluffy, Refreshing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you like fluffy and light you will enjoy this. Nothing too substantial. A few Jewish words here and there.

Don't see it if If you do not want to know about Jewish culture.

Indulgent, Fluffy, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like a romantic, hallmark movie type show with cute characters and good acting

Don't see it if you're troubled by an artificially light happy ending that fails to recognize the anguish that both characters will face in their future tog

Good performances, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy entertaining rom-coms with solid performances.

Don't see it if You insist on large productions with a deeper more intense story line.

During previews
Heartwarming, Charming, Romantic, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy hopeful and poignant plays which reinforce the power of love transcending cultural differences on many levels

Don't see it if you don't believe in love; you are a very orthodox Jew and believe that a Jew should not marry outside his religion no matter the circumstan

Also This was a charming little play with an uplifting message; not too sch... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Tender, Romantic, Charming

See it if you appreciate well-done rom-com's with genuine relationships.

Don't see it if you want break through insights or profound drama.

Also The script itself resurrects types, and they do play true, so this sho... Read more Read less

During previews
Tight & compelling script, Shot through with genuine emotion, Delightful swim across a difficult divide, Successful conquest of borders & constraints, Charming

See it if You’d like drama that shows when people can see depth & meaning beyond barriers & succeed finding fulfillment & love. Fine drama, fine cast.

Don't see it if You’d dislike short (90min) straight play that paints a touching portrait of love, w/ no schmaltz or cynicism, made for now. Hits the mark.

Also This touching drama sports a crisp, clean & poignant script & features... Read more Read less

During previews
Romantic, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Cliched

See it if Perfect show about love to see on Valentine Day.Funny, light and naive.Italian girl and Jewish boy need to overcome problems to be together

Don't see it if Very ultra-orthodox. Do not believe in love

Also Lauren Singerman is a blast as an orthodox sister

During previews
Resonant, Romantic, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like romantic comedies with a message and you are open to the idea that you love who you love regardless of your differences.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy plays that explore religious differences.

Also This play was a breath of fresh air. It was relevant to today in that ... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You have a heart. Wonderful acting. Insightful and clever look at relationships. Great design and direction.

Don't see it if You are cynical and looking to be depressed.

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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