Dear friend,

Here's the scoop on my new play. It'd be great if you can make it!

You're invited to a great evening of comedy!

Sterling Theater Company presents…
Albert Fried-Cassorla's

Times Two and Homeowner's Blues

Susannah Holub plays Hermione, and Josh Taliafero plays Gingold (twins!). Lora Mirigiliani-Bell (not shown) also stars as Nurse Connie and Portia Portico. Margaux St. Ledger directs the production. Lary Moten cranks up the zaniness as Dr. Bengali and Tedesco, while Jeannie Sconzo gives depth as Helen Midthassel-Kazarnowicz, reluctant homeowner and mother of twins

Imagine an obstetrician who believes that laughter is the best and ONLY medicine for a woman giving birth! Now imagine that that woman is having twins! That is the premise of Times Two, a riotously funny short play about a family and their zany doctor, Dr. Bengali, and his equally ditzy nurse, Connie.

In the second part of the show, Homeowner's Blues, you'll find the same family several years later. Their twins have been born - Hermione, the girl, and Gingold, the boy.

They're totally rambunctious as their parents prepare to buy an old, dilapidated house from an unscrupulous realtor, Ms. Portico. Then, they flip when a crusty exterminator tells them about the bugs galore they can look forward to.

Don't miss this evening of fun and entertainment!

Dates and times: 8 pm, Friday, October 17; Saturday October 18; Friday, October 24, (no Saturday performance on the 25th); special 3 p.m. matinee Sunday October 26, and 8 pm, Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2003.

Tickets: Available at the door: $12 adults, $6 children 12 and under. Cash sales only. No checks or credit cards.

SAVE with Advance reservations: Reserve in advance by contacting us at or calling 215-635-5189, and the price at the door for you will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Cash sales only. No checks or credit cards.

Location: The New York Café Theatre of Germantown, 501 East Armstrong Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

 About a previous reading of these plays, The Philadelphia City Paper wrote:

For the full article, visit:

Then go to Plays and Times Two.


See a Map - hand-drawn but possibly useful!

From Broad Street (going north from C.C. or from Route 1 going south from North East Philly) - Take Belfield Avenue (4500 N) to Armstrong Street - go exactly 1.3 miles from Broad Street or 1 block after you go through the park after Wister Street.

From NJ - BF or Walt Whitman Bridges - Take 76 W (keep right) take Route 1 North (keep right) get off at Germantown Ave exit, T/L on to Germantown Ave. to Wister Street. (5000 block N). From Germantown Ave (5000 block N)- T/R on to Wister Street to Belfield Ave (at traffic light) T/L on Belfield to Armstrong Street - 1 block. T/R on Armstrong (by Phila. Gas Wks) go to open door.From Route 309 - going south - keep going straight on OGONTZ AVENUE to Olney Avenue - T/R on Olney to LaSalle University at 20th Street - T/L on 20th St. south to dead end. T/R on to Belfield Avenue to Armstrong St. - 1 block after light at Wister St.
If no luck with above directions try MAPQUEST on line for a local area map. USE THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: Magnolia and Armstrong Street, Philadelphia 19144 or call. The Cafe Theatre address is -- 501 E. Armstrong Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Voice 215-848-0330.

For further Information, including the full text of both plays, visit: Then go to Plays and Times Two. Or call 215-635-5189. email:

Jeannie Sconzo, playing Helen Midthassel- Kazarnowicz Lary Moten, playing Dr. Bengali and Tedesco Lora Mirigliani-Bell, playing Nurse Connie and Portia Portico Margaux St. Ledger, our director