March 18th, 2013
"Hilarious and quite moving. Sherman wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight." - Chicago Sun Times
Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive. She tells them she is dating a Jewish boy and, they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and, over the heated protests of her boyfriend, employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date. Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation with hilarious repercussions.
"I seem to be drawn lately to plays that examine the relationship between parents and their adult children, and always drawn to plays that reference the theater! While this play is extremely funny, it's also a 'coming of age play', which is very touching. If you liked Over the River and Through the Woods, you'll love James Sherman's Beau Jest."
~ Anne Keefe, Script in Hand Playreading Series Curator
Script in Hand Playreading Series Sponsors: Michele & Marc Flaster Script in Hand Playreading Series Partners: Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler
The series is supported in part by the White Barn Program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation. $15.00