Spring 1964. When Natalie Marx’s mother inquires about summer accommodations in Vermont, she gets the following reply: “The Inn at Lake Devine is a family-owned resort, which has been in continuous operation since 1922. Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles.”
For fourteen-year-old Natalie, who has a stubborn sense of justice, the words are not a rebuff but an irresistible challenge, setting in motion events that will change her life.
The New York Times writes, "in her delightful novel, The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman waltzes fearlessly through a minefield of identity politics. Anti-Semitism, intermarriage, ethnic cuisine and Anne Frank are some of the unlikely, loaded subjects of this witty romantic comedy."
Adapted by Jake Lipman
Directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman
Assistant directed, associate produced, and stage managed by Molly Ballerstein
Original music and orchestrations by Philip Rothman
Scenic design by Tyler M. Perry
Lighting design by Richard T. Chamblin III
Costume design by Lisa Renee Jordan
Cast: Kurt Bardele, Michael Breese Barbour, Andrew Dawson, Jessica Giannone, Carson Lee, Jake Lipman, Maria Maloney, Norrice Raymaker, Amanda Rodhe, Andrew Spieker, Barbra Wengerd, Jennifer Dorr White, Jill Melanie Wirth, Tony Wolf, and Melissa WolfKlain.
This world premiere of The Inn at Lake Devine marks Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions' tenth season and 31st production of thought-provoking comedies. For more about TIC and to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.tictheater.com. This is an Actors' Equity-Approved showcase.
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About the Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions
Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies. Founded in 2006, the company's more than 40 productions to date include the world premiere of Relentlessly Pleasant, an adaptation of The Inn at Lake Devine, based on the best-selling novel by the same name, the Puffin Foundation grant-winning Buffalo Heights, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Our Town, Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival.
Theater: Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
Address: 244 West 54th St. - 12th Floor
New York, NY 10019
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