Off-Broadway Play Set In Sheepshead Bay

Erika Sheffer with fellow playwrights Thomas Bradshaw and David Rabe (Source:

Off-Broadway theater company, The New Group, announced this weekend that, among this season’s theatrical offerings will be the production of Russian Transport, a play written by Brooklyn-born playwright Erika Sheffer, set in Sheepshead Bay:

Set in the Russian-Jewish enclave of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Russian Transport, according to The New Group, is a “deeply personal, emotionally charged tale of an immigrant couple, their two assimilated teenagers and the fierce and fiery upheaval they experience when sexy, mysterious Uncle Boris from the old country comes to stay with them for his shot at the American dream.”

While production dates, cast and additional creative team members have not yet been announced, you can check out The New Group’s website for the latest ticket information.