NY's American Jewish Theatre opens its 25th Season Oct. 28 with the Off-Broadway premiere of a new play by Jack LaZebnick entitled Sam and Itkeh which will run through Nov. 16. Sam and Itkah is a comedic collection of flashbacks and dialogues involving a Jewish couple whose 50 year relationship is threatened by a secret in their past.
Richard Harden, who staged Minor Demons at AJT last season will direct David Little (Six Degrees of Separation, Blood Knot) and Marilyn Sokol (Grease, Conversations With My Father) in the roles of Sam and Itkeh.
AJT's 1997-1998 season will continue with Never the Sinner by John Logan (Nov 22-Dec 21), followed by the World Premiere of Hot Klezmer with musical direction by Zalman Mlotek (March 7-April 5), and the World Premiere of What Are They Doing To Us Now?, featuring the music of Harold Rome (April 18-May 17).
For tickets or more information on Sam and Itkeh or any upcoming show in AJT's season, call (212) 633-9797.
-- By Jackie Mastropolo