Polish Joke

February - March 2014

Written by David Ives
Directed by Bob Graczyk

A comedy about ethnic identity and the American search for “roots”. Jasiu (thirty-ish) is a Polish-American who has been taught not to value his own roots, so he decides to remake them, reinventing himself first as a sort of non-ethnic every man, then as an “Irishman”. His adventures—alternately zany and heartbreaking—take him through a job interview with a Wasp in an attempt to become a Catholic priest; to a flower shop where he can’t get served because he is weirdly invisible; to a wacky Irish travel agency where he has to prove he’s Irish to buy a ticket; through a love affair with a Jewish woman and so on. Meanwhile Jasiu is bedeviled by a reappearing Polish relative and the ghost of a Polish patriot. Eventually, while trying to avoid his ethnic background, he finds out who he is and what it means to be Polish. This is a funny but thoughtful examination of the Polishness and Jewishness and Irishness that makes us at once alike and different.

Please be advised: Show contains strong adult language.

Show Dates 2014:

February 28th

March 1st 7th 8th 14th 15th 21st 22nd 28th 29th

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Unnecessary Farce

May - June 2014

Written by Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Jerry Dennis

In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. Meanwhile, in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But it turns into Marx Brothers  for the New Millennium, because there’s some confusion as to who’s supposed to be in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Show Dates 2014:

May 9th 10th 16th 17th 23rd 24th 30th 31st

June 6th 7th

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