New York Water

by  Sam Bobrick

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

A receptionist and a CPA, two single people who have just met, feel living in New York City is holding them back. Linda and Albert try to make a go of it in Davenport, Iowa, and in Los Angeles. No longer together, they meet back in New York. 

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New York Water

by  Sam Bobrick

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Linda Shoup (mid-thirties), a receptionist, and Albert Hives (mid-thirties), a CPA: two New York singles who have just met who feel they have been held back by the city. We follow them as they try to make a go of it in Davenport, Iowa; Los Angeles; and then, no longer together, meeting back in New York. While Linda turns out to be a dynamo with killer instincts, even becoming a major player in the movie business, poor Albert finds himself falling further and further down the ladder of success. Although his love for Linda is overwhelming, Albert slowly comes to realize he is no match for her.

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"Sam Bobrick [...] is one of Broadway's most unheralded humorists. However, his plays, which appear to be the stuff of simple-minded sitcom on the surface, have something serious to say about relationships, values and the quality of life [...] It's a laugh a line." - The Sun Journal


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: TIME: The present

    PLACE: Although the play take place in three different cities, a minimum of furniture is necessary. Individual flats may be used as a backdrop for each scene, but a dark drape as a backdrop is adequate.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


1m, 1f
LINDA SHOUP - A womna in her mid-thirties

ALBERT HIVES - A man in his mid-thirties

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)




Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick( ) has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Get ...

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