1940s Reality Show South of Delancey
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The last date listed for South of Delancey was Saturday July 30, 2011 / 8:00pm.
A world Premiere Written & Created by Karen Sommers
Before Judge Judy…Before Jerry Springer…in the streets of New York City in 1940…real life drama found its voice on public radio.
Based on historic reel-to-reel recordings salvaged from a dumpster, the play South of Delancey takes you back in time to relive the culture, the struggles, and the triumphs of America’s first live reality show.
South of Delancey follows the story of Faye Cohen — a young woman who marries a man she loves but doubts his feelings for her due to their brisk marriage during the start of World War II. The story continues with a peek into the lives of the Bitterman sisters, two resentful sisters with drastically different lives who must learn to live together. Then get a glimpse of the trials and tribulations of Herman and Lilly, a lustful couple who marry to save face during the conservative times of the 1940s. These are stories of the human struggle in America during the troubled time of war and is a recreation of the community of the Lower East Side when Rabbi Rubin’s court was on air.