by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—Balancing the excitement of the future with the heritage of the past can be an overwhelming experience, as characters in the play "Crossing Delancey" quickly discover.

    Written by Susan Sandler in the 1980s and soon to be performed at Cedarville University, "Crossing Delancey" addresses themes and tensions that individuals face as they look for happiness in a society that pulls them in opposite directions.

    As a contemporary careerwoman in New York City, Isabelle Grossman believes that her progressive goals cannot be reconciled with her Jewish heritage. However, when a traditional Jewish matchmaker brings Sam-a pickle maker-into the picture, Isabelle must choose between her opposing values, risking the loss of love and happiness in the process. This sentimental comedy will bring laughter and challenge as it reminds audiences not to leave the past behind while reaching toward the future.

    "Crossing Delancey" is a production of the Cedarville University Theatre Program and is directed by assistant professor of communication arts Mischelle McIntosh. Performances begin on Thursday, April 3. McIntosh promises, It will be a relaxing, humorous and inspiring night at the theatre.