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By The Water World Premiere at New York City Center

Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Ars Nova will present the world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's By The Water, directed by Hal Brooks, opening at New York City Center, The Studio at Stage II on 18 Nov 2014, following previews from 4 Nov 2014, for a five-week engagement.

Synposis: 'Hurricane Sandy has just ravaged the lifelong home of Marty and Mary Murphy. But the storm has ripped apart more than just the walls: with their neighbors too devastated to stay, the couple's beloved Staten Island community is in danger of disappearing forever. Determined to rebuild, Marty wages a campaign to save his neighborhood and his home, but when the Murphys' sons arrive to help their parents dig out, past betrayals come rushing to the surface.'

By The Water marks the first production from The Writer's Room, the Manhattan Theatre Club and Ars Vova Commissioning Patnership. The play is being staged as part of the The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series.

- by Bona Ruocco

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