World Premiere of "The Inn at Lake Devine" with Exclusive Talk Back

Author Elinor Lipman, 2011-12 Elizabeth Drew Professor of English, & Jake Lipman '00, adapter and star.

Novelist and former Smith professor Elinor Lipman is known for her strong and smart female leads.  Jake Lipman '00,  no relation to Elinor much to Jake’s regret, always loved her book, The Inn at Lake Devine, a coming of age romantic comedy about two families in the 1960s-70s New England, and thought it would make a great play about family, faith and falling in love.  With Elinor’s blessing, Jake has adapted the novel into a play with music.  

Performance and talk back with Elinor and Jake, exclusively for the Smith College Club. 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7:15 - 10:00 pm

(Curtain at 7:30, wine, talk back following the show: 2 hours and 30 minutes) 

Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

Members $25

Non-Members $30

Elinor Lipman has taught creative writing at Smith, most recently as the Elizabeth Drew Professor of English for 2011-12, and is an accomplished writer of novels and essays, including The Way Men Act (set in Northampton), And Then She Found Me (turned into a major motion picture by and starring Helen Hunt), I Can't Complain, and many others: .

Jake Lipman is an actress and producing artistic director of Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) in NYC.  She graduated from Smith College in 2000 and received her MFA in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in 2004. Since founding TIC in 2006, she has produced 30 thought-provoking comedies, including Buffalo Heights in 2014, recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant for new works: .


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