JEWS R 2 MUCH FUN – Jerry Mayer’s timely, no BS Comedy – 4 previews only!
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From the internationally acclaimed team that brought you Almost Perfect, Aspirin & ELEPHANTS, You Haven’t Changed a Bit and Other Lies and more, it’s the world premiere of renowned playwright Jerry Mayer’s 11th play, reuniting Mayer with veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo.
Jewish Stanley and Catholic Kathy meet, fall in love, and get ready to present their upcoming nuptials to the family. Little do they know that their fathers, Jewish Marvin and Catholic Chris, once boyhood besties, are now bitterest enemies. Will Stanley and Kathy make it to the altar with blessings or curses? A match made in heaven or in hell?
As it is written, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst, and pray that the law of averages is on your side when the schmutz hits the fan.” Interfaith lovers, in-your-face fathers, what could possibly go wrong?
A very funny comedy about a very timely problem, starring stars Tara Brown (Bosch), Patrick Censoplano (Grey’s Anatomy), Jamie Gallo (Climax), Paul Linke (CHiPs, Judging Amy; the “Time” plays – Time Flies When You’re Alive [HBO, Cable Ace Award nomination], Life After Time, Father Time), Evelyn Rudie* (Aleichem Sholom) and Chris DeCarlo* (Author! Author! – an evening with Sholom Aleichem).
“Jerry Mayer is one of the funniest writers alive!” The Good Life
91-year-old playwright Jerry Mayer, who has written for M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Facts of Life (where he was executive producer) and five of Mitzi Gaynor’s TV Specials, never shies away from tackling the big issues and JEWS R 2 MUCH FUN is no exception.
“Chris DeCarlo is a masterful director!” Theatre Scene
Chris DeCarlo, Playhouse Co-Artistic Director, has helmed 10 of Mayer’s world premiere comedies. Says DeCarlo, “Jerry Mayer’s plays are a joy for a director, a cast and of course, an audience, touching on issues to which we can all relate – love, romance, marriage, financial woes, parents, infidelity, aging, and friendship. Experiencing a Jerry Mayer play brings us that much closer to the realization that turning the frown upside down is the best way to navigate through life’s most serious issues, big or small. The Santa Monica Playhouse Jewish Heritage series is proud to present the world premiere of Jerry’s newest play, a serious comedy about one of the ugliest issues imaginable – anti-Semitism.”
Music by Steve Mayer, Set, Lights and Multi-Media design by James Cooper, Costume design by Ashley Hayes, Technical Director George J Vennes III, Video Consultant Fritz Davis, presented by the Santa Monica Playhouse Jewish Heritage Series. Saturdays, 7pm, Sundays 2:30pm.
Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by generous grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Rotary Club Foundation and Playhouse PALS.