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About By the Water - Off Broadway

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Nov 18, 2014
Dec 7, 2014


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.

With fierce compassion and poignant humor, BY THE WATER reminds us that the very powers that tear us apart can also bring us together.

Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER is the first World Premiere play to come out of The Writer's Room, a unique collaboration between MTC's Studio at Stage II and Ars Nova.