A Jewish Joke

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A JEWISH JOKE    
by Phil Johnson & Marni Freedman
October 4-21

In this one-man show, a successful Jewish screenwriter named Bernie Lutz (Phil Johnson, who cowrote the play) confronts the anti- Communist fervor of 1950s Hollywood. As Bernie scrambles to avoid being blackballed, he lights up the stage with o -the-cu yiddishisms and wild o ce shenanigans. The play's humor comes in large part from Johnson's physical presence—his duck-footed walk and drooped shoulders impart a man who is always performing, no matter the occasion. As he tells Jewish jokes from his "collection," a box full of index cards, Johnson wonderfully channels a bygone era of Jewish funnymen, who never forgot to laugh, even during the terrors of the McCarthy witch hunt. —Max Maller - The Chicago Reader 

This show will play Off-Broadway in February 2019.

Show dates and times

October

4- 7:30

5 - 7:30

6 - 7:30

7 - 2:00

11 - 7:30

12 - 7:30

13 - 7:30

14 - 2:00

18 - 7:30

19 - 7:30

20 - 7:30

21 - 7:30

 

 

 

Jewish Heritage Fund