The Ohio State University at Newark

Crossing Delancey Set to Open at Black Box Theater

November 2, 2018

The Black Box Theater at The Ohio State University at Newark is proud to present the romantic comedy, Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler.

Isabelle is a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a bookshop. When she is not pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grandmother (Bubbie) in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This irascible granny and her matchmaker friend have found a “good Jewish catch” for Isabelle who isn’t interested in a match with a pickle vendor. As Izzy’s “old world” heritage clashes with her ethnically neutral career world, she must decide who she is and what kind of life she wants to live. Izzy’s reluctant journey offers hope of a blossoming romance and a new beginning.

Starring in the production are Mitchell Baughman, Tiras Bell, Joel Harvey, Cheryl Nelson, Audrey Wood and Marilyn Sundin as “Bubbie.”

Performances run from Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, and again Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17. The curtain opens this season at a new time, 7:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. Additionally, there will be two matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 and 18. General admission is $10 and student tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

This production is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For more information, contact director Edie L. Norlin at

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