Palos Players present 'Crossing Delancey'

The Palos Village Players will present the first play of the 2013 season, "Crossing Delancey" by Susan Sandler, at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25, 26, and Feb. 1 and 2, plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Jan. 27.

The play will be staged in the Little Theater of the Palos South Middle School, 131 Street and 82nd Avenue in Palos Park.

It is the story of Isabelle, played by Dana Grube of Chicago Ridge, a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a book shop. When she is not pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her doting grandmother Bubbie (Kristi Ansinn). Granny and her matchmaker friend played by Julie Zebleckis, introduce her to Sam, the local pickle merchant (Jacob Feliciano). The romance blossoms despite the clash of traditional values versus modern times. Sam's buddy Tyler, is played by Shawn Hall.

The play is directed by Ken Evans, assisted by Peg Crawford, of Palos Heights. The producer is Steve Bell, of Evergreen Park.

Shown are Dana Grube and Shawn Hall.

Tickets for the performances are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling (1-887) PVP-TIXS. There is also a $25 theater/lunch combination ticket available for the Jan. 27 performance at Hackney's restaurant, 123rd Street and La Grange Road. Call Hackney's at 448-8300 for reservations.