“EXCEPTIONAL. SMART. SHARP. AND SHARP-TONGUED. A fine no-weak-link-anywhere showcase for a dedicated new neighborhood of new-theater insurgents.”

New Haven Theater Jerk  August 13, 2015

“RAZOR SHARP AND THOROUGHLY ENGROSSING. New Neighborhood clearly possesses a sense of humor to go along with its adventurous aesthetic—two qualities that are always welcome in the theatrical neighborhood.”

Boston Globe  July 22, 2015

“A MUST-SEE smash of the summer, leaving you in fits of laughter and fits of tears at the drop of the hat.”

DidYouWeekend.com  July 2015

“SPLENDID! Serves notice to watch for the next New Neighborhood show.”

Talkin' Broadway  July 2015

“Never strike a wrong note: FAST, FUNNY, and QUITE MOVING. A pleasure to witness.”

Albany Times Union  July 19, 2015

“There is everything to like about Suzanne Heathcote’s hilarious play…and the BRAND NEW, REMARKABLY FRESH, and AMBITIOUS New Neighborhood.”

Berkshire Fine Arts  July 19, 2015

I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn't Even Smile

This is Rebecca’s life: she wakes up, eats a sensible breakfast, wraps herself in three layers, drives to the train station, commutes to her bookkeeping job in the city, watches the clock, goes home, cooks dinner for her domineering mother, watches TV, and falls asleep grieving for her dead dog. Every day is the same as the next until Rebecca’s underachieving brother begs her to take care of her troubled niece—and she does what she always does—she lets it happen. In an unforgivingly bitter month, three generations of women with nothing in common, except a deeply buried ache, try to keep the cold away.

Featuring: Linda GehringerKeira Naughton, Adam Langdon, Adam O’Byrne, Andrew Rothenberg, Ariana Venturi


By Suzanne Heathcote
Directed by Jackson Gay
Original Music by Ryan Kattner
Scenic and Lighting Design by Paul Whitaker
Costume Design by Jessica Ford
Sound Design by Broken Chord
Projection Design by Nicholas Hussong
Dramaturgy by Catherine Sheehy
Produced by Jennifer Kiger
Poster Design by Seth

I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile had its world premiere July 2015 at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, co-produced by Berkshire Theatre Group (Kate Maguire, Artistic Director) and New Neighborhood.