MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARS NOVA
PRESENTS

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!

“Affecting and seasoned with salty humor!”
—  Charles Isherwood
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“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
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“Excellent and profound!”
— Marilyn Stasio
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“Rothstein’s fiery confrontations never stop igniting!”
— David Finkle
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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).

 

FEATURING

 

THE TEAM

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)