In this solo dramedy, Bernie Lutz is a curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM, who comes up against the Communist blacklist in 1950’s Hollywood. More…
Now, he has to decide what's more important - his friends, or his livelihood? Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor, "A Jewish Joke" is about one American's fight against one of the darkest moments of the mid-20th century.
See it if You are interested in un-American communists in Hollywood in the 1959’s and don’t mind someone constantly on the phone.
Don't see it if You like a good comedy or good drama.
See it if If you want to see a one man play about the un American activities in Hollywood. A piece that deals with this era.
Don't see it if If you want a good play that deals with communistic behavior in Hollywood and the un American activities. Jokes fall flat. Not good.
See it if You enjoy plays set against historical events. You like one-actor plays.
Don't see it if You want a multi-layered play & performance: the actor is shout-y throughout & the play exhausts the telephone to move the plot...
See it if You're intrigued by the title and enjoy one character plays ( he's also one of the authors)
Don't see it if U're looking 4 humor, 85 lonnng minutes and maybe two tee hees. The play is about a man constantly on the phone being subpoenaed by HUAC. OY
See it if You are interested in a story relating to the Communist blacklist of the 1950s. Although the actor tried, this production was cliched.
Don't see it if You want a storyline that is more than answering the phone. Very slow, bad jokes, not a good exposition of the problems experienced then.
See it if Live nearby and have a free ticket
Don't see it if Expecting jokes,and/or interesting information about "Witch Hunting" in 1950s; annoyed by constant phone ringing and water drinking on stage