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The Arrangement

by Sam Kressner

Friday, May 5 @ 2:30 PM and 8 PM
Saturday, May 6 @ 2:30 PM

Longtime sweethearts Jonathan and Emily have made arrangements. Now in their thirties, they plan on buying a house in the suburbs and starting a family. Then why does Jonathan’s boss suspect him for a cheat? An indictment of the lies we tell ourselves; The Arrangement is an evisceration of suburban upper middle-class morality and the compromises we make in order to keep up with the arrangements of others.


About the Playwright

Sam Kressner is a New York based playwright and screenwriter. He is currently in pre-production on his first feature film, Light On Broken Glass, starring Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winning actress Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects). Most recently, Sam has been developing a feature with BAFTA Award Winning producer Daniel Marc Dreifuss (All Quiet on the Western Front) about famed Italian cyclist Gino Bartali who was recruited by the Vatican during WWII, using his celebrity to transport false identity papers in the frame of his bicycle and over 800 Jews to safety. Sam has worked with a host of domestic and international film directors such as Isabel Coixet (Elegy), Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray), and Claire McCarthy (Ophelia). He has also sold an hour long pilot to Ingenious Media.

About the New Plays Festival
Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as Leslie AyvazianDavid Henry HwangLynn NottageCharles Mee, and Rogelio Martinez, invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.

Organized by Leslie Ayvazian, Theatre.


May 05 2023


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street


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