MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARS NOVA
BY THE WATER
By Sharyn Rothstein
Directed by Hal Brooks
The first production from The Writer’s Room, MTC and Ars Nova’s Commissioning Partnership.
Family is a force of nature.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 7!
At The Studio at Stage II Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series
at New York City Center (131 West 55 Street)
THE CRITICS RAVE!
“If Arthur Miller had lived to witness and write about Superstorm Sandy, his play might be very much like Sharyn Rothstein’s By The Water!”
— Robert Hofler
ABOUT THE SHOW
Hurricane Sandy has just ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. But the storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple’s beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys’ sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface.
With fierce compassion and poignant humor, By the Water reminds us that the very powers that tear us apart can also bring us together.
By the Water was commissioned by The Writer’s Room (Manhattan Theatre Club, Ars Nova).
Scenic Design WILSON CHIN (boom)
Costume Design JESSICA PABST (Be a Good Little Widow)
Lighting Design TYLER MICOLEAU (At Least It’s Pink)
Original Music & Sound Design RYAN RUMERY (Now Circa Then)
Production Stage Manager E SARA BARNES (Bloodsong of Love)