AMT Theater Presents Bettinger’s Luggage
Bettinger’s Luggage is set on the Lower East Side in the early 1970s and is the heartwarming story of a Jewish family and friends struggling to find success, love, and happiness. Based on a true story, Lou Bettinger runs a notable luggage shop, a staple in the community, which he inherited from his father and which he plans to pass on to his son, George. The only problem is George wants nothing to do with the shop, hoping instead to make a name for himself as a standup comedian. After years of emotionless bad communication their relationship is at a breaking point. Throw in Bessie, Lou’s sister who believes she knows best how to run the store; Angel, the Puerto Rican employee who is more like a son to Lou than George is; a young girl suffering from abuse by her volatile husband; an aging Lothario who has eyes for Bessie, plus a cast of colorful characters who populate the Jewish community of Delancey Street, and you have Bettinger’s Luggage.