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Hoaxocaust

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great writing, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking / relevant, Absorbing

About the show

In this solo piece, Barry Levey takes you on an around-the-world adventure as he tracks down Holocaust deniers from Illinois to Iran, on a journey to discover the shocking truth. More…

What role should past horrors play in defining our religious views, our self-perception, even our politics? Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of the Holocaust? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened? 



Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great writing, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking / relevant, Absorbing
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Avg Score

72
Nothing you see here is real. or, is it?

See it if Want to see intelligent, infuriating, perplexing, irritating, sometimes funny solo show about a timely, relevant & politically LOADED topic.

Don't see it if This is a bare bones piece about a (gay) Jewish man's journey to debunk or affirm the existence of the Holocaust. It triggers everyone.

Also A very tough show to score as entire audience squirms for 70 mins. I h... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Funny, Great writing

See it if you are overwhelmed by how easy lies are being believed and facts are being manipulated.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or take things out of context without waiting for the big picture.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a well-conceived and written monologue. Very timely and relevant.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or larger productions, comedy and light entertainment.

During previews
70
Thought-provoking / relevant, Clever / insightful / absorbing, Dizzying / jarring / passionate, Quirky "imitations" (bit indulgent), Edgy / ambitious / tense / funny

See it if you want to experience a big "WTF???" w/in the first few minutes. Do your homework. Read show's description carefully. It's quite accurate.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows. Part stand-up, part informative presentation. Not the best venue @ first (cold & dark); it actually works..

Also Considering topic, it was unusually funny.... Read more Read less


September 12th, 2018
“A passionate, provocative, and timely look at the Nazi Holocaust and its implications for contemporary Jews, anti-racist activists, and the state of Israel...Standing on a bare stage...Levey paces...His tone is intimate, evocative, and often personal. He’s thoughtful, and despite many humorous a...
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August 20th, 2014
for a previous production “A challenging and intelligent solo show...’Hoaxocaust!’ has appeared in NY before, but with the latest war in Gaza and rising anti-Semitism in Europe, the themes are more relevant than ever. Levey has updated the text...making the show feel ripped from the headlines...People of all political and...
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August 18th, 2014
for a previous production “A thought-provoking, very topical satire on Judaism, identity, and current events in Israel...Levey’s show will no doubt strike a nerve with Fringe attendees but he skillfully raises questions about religion and politics with humor, earning laughs from a subject that many might think is too sacr...
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September 15th, 2014
for a previous production "Levey is funny and engaging...His story feels so genuine, his presence so intimate that you can't help but give your mind and heart over to him as he plays with the relativity of truth...’Hoaxocaust!’ will surprise you, amuse you, and might even anger you a bit. But it will make you think and re...
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