Production Info

Directed by Gina Kaufmann

Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Langston Hughes, & Book by Elmer Rice


In a working class Manhattan neighborhood in 1929, tensions build as the people in this multi-ethnic neighborhood rub up against one another. The story centers primarily on an extramarital affair and a romance between a Jewish and a gentile teenager, but the rich undertones of longing and the layered relationships bring this entire complex little world to life. Weill called it “An American Opera”, interweaving jazz, musical theatre and classical opera esthetics with spoken word.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

URGENT: Rehearsal Thursday, January 2, 2014 CANCELLED AFTER 3:00pm

Hello everyone, 

Unfortunately due to the weather, UMass has issued a closing at 3pm today, Thursday January 2, 2014. Below is the message from UMass:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is closing today, Thursday, Jan.2, 2014 at 3 p.m. Buses are operating. No staggered departure isrequired. For further information, visit
Those called at 3:00pm or later (after our meal break) will not have rehearsal today. I apologize for the inconvenience if you are traveling. 

Please check your e-mail often for updates regarding tomorrow rehearsal from me and from the University. 

If you have questions, I am available via e-mail or cell phone (781) 413-7695.

Stage Management