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Picnic Grove at Fair Lawn Memorial Pool

Don’t Rent Out My Room by Donna Bialkin | Playwrights in the Park

Whether it's genetics or environment, nature or nurture, that makes "crazy Grandma Sarah" who she is, four cousins go to group therapy for help in how to manage her while not becoming her.

Don’t Rent Out My Room by Donna Bialkin | Playwrights in the Park
Don’t Rent Out My Room by Donna Bialkin | Playwrights in the Park

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2023, 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Picnic Grove at Fair Lawn Memorial Pool, 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, USA

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“Don’t Rent Out My Room” by Donna Bialkin

Cast: Sarah : Laura Valente Ruthie : Jess Alvarez Lynn : Erica Stuppler Dani: Katie Maul Elyse :Emma Scholes Seymour : Bradley Carrington Reva : Claudia Stein Rebecca : Janice Berliner Benjamin / Michael: Dan Miller Dr. Miller / Rabbi : Ed Bialkin Martha : Amanda Leslie Sylvia /Judy : Jean Cavaliere Moshe / Martin: John Cavaliere Sarah (Child/Teen) : Erika Lucas Hannah (child): Amelia Maul Hannah: Lucy Tullo

Synopsis: Whether it's genetics or environment, nature or nurture, that makes "crazy Grandma Sarah" who she is, four cousins go to group therapy for help in how to manage her while not becoming her. With humor, sarcasm, and heaps of guilt on a particularly unpleasant Mothers' Day, family secrets are revealed that help Sarah’s children and grandchildren begin to unravel the past. Can uncovering her childhood trauma help them understand her bitterness and overlook her narcissism now that they know? Are they being unreasonable to expect her to overcome all she's been through? As they gather for her funeral, the cousins and their parents mourn with varying degrees of forgiveness for Sarah and each other.

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