The Peccadillo Theater Company presents a return engagement of Jim Brochu's award-winning solo show about the life of theater legend Zero Mostel. More…
It's July 1977 and the actor is giving his final interview before leaving for a pre-Broadway tryout of 'The Merchant' in Philadelphia. Mostel only played one performance as Shylock before his sudden death at age 62. 'Zero Hour' traces Mostel's early days growing up on the Lower East Side as the son of Orthodox Jewish immigrant parents, through his rise as a stand-up comedian, from the Borscht Belt to Manhattan's most exclusive supper clubs, and from the devastation of the blacklist to his greatest Broadway triumphs, most notably as Tevye in 'Fiddler on the Roof.'
See it if You want to see one of the best one man shows I've ever seen. This show has it all, a great story arc, depth, comedy, history. Great acting!
Don't see it if I can't imagine anyone not liking this show. Even if you normally don't go for one person shows this one feels different to me.
See it if Entertaining bio of a colorful person. Many funny and interesting stories. Excellent performance.
Don't see it if You don't like biographical plays or one person shows.
See it if you enjoy a powerful one man show about a fascinating person. Brochu gives a masterful performance. He look and sounds like Mostel.
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or Zero Mostel. You feel like you are witnessing a person with all his emotions and opinions exposed.
See it if You want to peek into the life of an interesting Broadway personality and if you want to hear more about the black list. I was engrossed.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows. Jim Brochu is multi-talented, and if you can ever catch one of his shows, don't miss it.
See it if You are interested in Zero, how he got the nickname, How he felt about and fared during the McCarthy era, how he met his wife of many years.
Don't see it if Here Zero is more a surface character than a person of substance. Some of the words carry real pain and concern, but they are just acted
See it if you admire great acting. Jim Brochu inhabits Zero and some of his memories (especially about the Blacklist) are truly moving.
Don't see it if you dislike one-man shows.
See it if you wan an amazing portrayal of Zero. He has Zero down perfectly -- from speech patterns to mannerisms. Poignant, funny, and charming.
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows or do not like Zero Mostel.
See it if you want to know about Zero Mostel, the Hollywood Blacklist and its effect on individuals.
Don't see it if you detest one-man shows or if you don't know [and don't care to know] about Zero Mostel.
See it if you like one-man shows in an intimate theater. You like shows about a real person. You like or know who Zero Mostel is & want to learn more.
Don't see it if you want a large cast or a play with multiple-person dialogue. You don't know or care who Zero Mostel is.
See it if Jim Brochu is outstanding in the solo show about the life of Zero Mostel. This show encompasses way more than Fiddler. Highly recommend.
Don't see it if If you don't like American history including the '50's black list, or one man shows.
See it if You enjoy biographies of artists. Want to learn about Zero Mostel's life.
Don't see it if Your not comfortable with course language, McCarthy witch hunt, or do not enjoy one man shows.
See it if If u want 2 find out more about Zero Mostel + his ups & downs incl surviving being blacklisted from a guy who kinda embodies the star...
Don't see it if If you'd prefer to see a performer who is emotionally involved in his performance and not an actor running on Auto-Pilot...
See it if You admired Zero Mostel. Appreciate an actor becoming the embodiment of a legend. Enjoy an intimate combination of history and entertainment
Don't see it if You expect only laughs/comedy. Prefer music and choreography. You don't enjoy solo performances. You were a fan of Joe McCarthy.
See it if you want to see one of the finest one-man shows ever staged. Love discovering fascinating stories of old Hollywood and Broadway.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a 90-minute one-man show or don't love biographical pieces.
See it if you like a solo act play about Zero Mostel. It was surprisingly delightful and very funny with great acting
Don't see it if you only like musicals
See it if you can find the 90 mins. I didn't think I needed to see a show about ZM, but I did. Like ZM, the show is very clever and a little annoying.
Don't see it if you demand perfection. Brochu throws away some lines and hits others too hard. Some jokes are tired. Mostly, the evening is delightful.
See it if you want to see a 1 man show about the life of Zero Mostel by an actor who embodies him to the point you are mesmerized by him.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy 1 person biographical shows about a stage actor from the 1950s to 1970s, performed brilliantly and believably to perfection.
See it if good old anecdotes with still relevant themes. good old-style humor and gives you a feel for this larger than life personality
Don't see it if it helps if you remember Mostel a little bit. less compelling if you don't like contrived nature of the one person inan imaginary interview