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The Last Jew of Boyle Heights

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting

About the show

"The Last Jew of Boyle Heights" comes alive in the Industrial East side of Los Angeles. Three survivors meet on a factory floor, set amongst deportations, poor wages, and fading memories.


Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting
72
Avg Score

70
Predictable, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Too long

See it if you are interested in labor history. There are Interesting comparisons between Holocaust survivors and undocumented Hispanics.

Don't see it if you dislike long speeches that do not progress the play. The fairly predictable plot seems to exist solely to support the author's opinions.

74
Informative drama, Well researched, Pro labor, Pro immigrant

See it if Once a center for Jewish business, Boyle Heights now part of the Bario. Intertwined stories of opportunities for Jewish & Mexican immigrants

Don't see it if Compassion for immigrants is needed as Jewish entrepreneurs and labor organizers once were.

85
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a great story about war and holocaust survivors, immigration and deportation, labor unions, historical roots & tradition etc.

Don't see it if you are not interested in current affairs and how these survivors and legal and illegal immigrants try to create a good life for themselves.

Also Very thought-provoking and yet moving story.

79
Resonant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a play that is somewhat thought provoking

Don't see it if you are looking for comedy or music

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You like a story that recognizes the importance of historical roots, is relevant, and well-directed. This is a play that means somehthing!

Don't see it if You don't like relevant dramas and prefer puffy musicals.

49
Tedious, does not compute

See it if You've no objection to straw men.

Don't see it if You'll find a holocaust survivor blind to certain parallels singularly unlikely.

10
Great acting, Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If you want to endure age old anti Semitic tropes equating Jews to Nazis as a vehicle to assault capitalism. Pay half price, only 50% as bad

Don't see it if If you value your money or don’t want to see good acting wasted on a incoherent plot that doesn’t actually match real historical events.

79
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you enjoy socially relevant drama that comments on wide range of contemporary issues

Don't see it if Too many characters make it hard for you to follow the story

Also Well acted story with insights on racism, immigration, unions, labour ... Read more Read less


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