APR 13 - 22, 2012

Incorporating dialogue, music and dance, a series of vivid and visceral explorations of life, love and identity cast Gershwin classics in a new light. One woman awaits the future love of her life; meanwhile, her waiter experiences love at first sight. Couples quarrel, philosophize and reconnect. Unabashedly romantic, this world premiere celebration of café culture recalls a time when the café was a place for civil discourse—and reflects the courage it still takes for one person to reach out to another.

“What audiences experience at a SITI performance is a unique physical theatre of intelligence, rigor, poetry and grace.” –Theatre Bay Area

About SITI Company

SITI Company is an ensemble-based theatre, founded by Anne Bogart and Japanese theatre artist Tadashi Suzuki. SITI has received American Theatre Wing, Elliot Norton and Obie awards, among many others. Bogart is the recipient of two Obie Awards and a Bessie Award, as well as Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. Bogart also runs the Graduate Directing Program at Columbia University.


  • Location: Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
  • Book by Charles L. Mee, Jr.
  • Directed by Anne Bogart A coproduction with Emerson Stage and SITI Company
  • Series Legend
  • Ages 14+
  • Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes