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Travel back in time to New York in 1972 with ‘DeliKateSSen’

The play “DeliKateSSen” will be showing at VSA North Fourth Art Center this month. DeliKateSSen centers around two orphaned brothers, David and Yossi Shapiro who also are concentration camp survivors running a popular delicatessen in New York City in 1972. Directly across the street, a larger, German delicatessen is preparing to open its doors. With the holocaust a not too distant memory and the new competition across the way, being of German descent, the stage is ripe for conflict. Playwright, director, and actor Richard Atkins, as well as actress Salome Martinez Lutz, discuss the production and history of the play.

Event Details

  • Evening performances are November 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 pm
  • Matinees on November 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 2 pm
  • Adults 59 and younger $18
  • Students and Seniors (60+) $15
  • ATG/TLC members with ID, $15

The VSA North Fourth Art Center is located at 4904 4th St., NW and Palo Duro Ave., NW in Albuquerque.

Richard Atkins is a playwright, actor, director and pianist. He has written 15 straight plays, comedic as well as dramas and seven musicals. He studied acting in New York City with Gene Frankel and has portrayed the likes of George Gershwin and Oscar Levant in two separate Off-Broadway shows. He was also Guy Lombardo’s pianist in 1977. Richard has combined many entertainment disciplines in his career as he believes you have to be able to do more than one thing well. Whether it’s combining writing, acting and directing in his play, “DeliKateSSen” or writing music and performing at the piano. It’s all relative to entertainment.

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