1980 - 1981
New York City c 1980
Gittel Mosca, who is Jewish (she says “GIttel” means “things fall apart”), single, and has ulcers, is a “lovable lunatic” who knows her weaknesses only too well. One of those weaknesses is love in the person of Jerry Ryan, fresh from Nebraska and a falling-out with his wife.
Jerry’s relationship with Gittel is an on-again, off-again battle of strong emotions enmeshed in conflicting personalities. Gittel has a shoulder to lean on in David, her gay dancing partner. But when David’s big break is within his grasp, Gittel finds herself alone in a situation with Jerry that cannot ever match her dreams.
On a seesaw, you’re either high or low, going up or down, up, down….
Musical Director: Steward Butterfield
Choreographer: Jo-Anne Stephens