A Delicate Ship
by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Margot Bordelon

August 18th - September 12th, 2015
at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 W. 42nd Street


"But Ms. Ziegler’s quietly lyrical language has a luminous beauty, and her talent for creating characters whose complicated depths are just visible on their surfaces is still more remarkable. She has found a sympathetic director in Margot Bordelon, who gives the play’s fluid structure a strong grounding in reality that never interferes with its elliptical aura. And it’s impossible to imagine a cast better able to infuse Ms. Ziegler’s story of love, pain and loss with more natural poetry, or more piercing honesty."


“She digs beneath the laughs, of which there are plenty, to plumb the pain that lurks below.”

“the production boasts a trio of beautifully etched performances”

“a gorgeously sweet and sad three-character drama being given an excellent production by The Playwrights Realm”

It’s Christmas Eve, and Sarah and Sam are celebrating like New Yorkers: flirting over wine and debating the nature of existential suffering. Then there is knock on the door, and Sarah’s childhood friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever.

With design by:

Reid Thompson, Scenic Design
Sydney Maresca, Costume Design
Nicole Pearce, Lighting Design
Palmer Hefferan, Sound Design and Composition
Anna Demenkoff, Properties Design


A Delicate Ship is The Playwrights Realm's second Alumni Production, which is dedicated to mounting new works from the family of playwrights we have already produced, the Alumni Playwrights. Alumna Anna Ziegler was first produced at The Realm in 2009 with her play Dov and Ali. You can learn more about Anna by clicking here!

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