The weekend of Nov. 1-3, the SAS Players will present “Babka Without Borders” on the stage of McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts on the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School campus. The family-friendly play is a hysterical, fast-paced farce that’s loaded with physical humor.
The Harmony Café at the center of “Babka Without Borders” could be any quaint eastern European bistro if it weren’t for one thing — an international border runs smack dab through the middle of it. Luckily, the café serves the world’s best babka, but trouble is brewing and babka turns out to be an excellent projectile. This tale of love, espionage and the best babka east of the Danube goes to show there are no boundaries for good taste.
The cast of Babka Without Borders includes more than a dozen SAS middle and upper school students with support from another five students in the school’s Theatre Design and Tech course. It is the first SAS production under the direction of Chelsea Padro, who joined the faculty this fall. In addition to her position at SAS, Padro is Acting Teacher/Director at Admiral Theatre Summer Camp in Bremerton, Wash.
Performances will be Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, $10 for adults and free for SAS students and staff. They may be reserved online at <https://www.sasweb.org> or purchased on the evening of the performance. Doors open 15 minutes before the show. Seating is open. Reservations are non-refundable.