Happy Jew Year
What do you do while youre waiting for your hit stage play to be adapted into a feature film starring Henry Winkler and Carrie Fisher? Why, you tour the country with a new production featuring scenes from the original play, along with a bunch of audience-participation gags grafted on, of course.
At least thats what Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson are doing this year, just before hopping into the movie version of their super-popular off-Broadway smash Jewtopia. The touring show is a hybrid of the original. Titled The World of Jewtopia, this one features scenes from Fogel and Wolfsons original play (which broke records as the longest-running comedy in the history of Los Angeles theater after it opened there in 2003) about a couple of single guys looking for love in dubious places. Interspersed between these scenes are interactive skits, standup routines by the actor/authors, and a Q&A session with the audience. Who, Jew or Gentile, could ask for anything more?
Born from a short piece in which two cutie-pie Jewish guys yell at each other and dance to Hava Nagila at a mixer, Jewtopia is a sitcom that pokes big fun at todays singles scene; this sort-of sequel expands on that premise with more than a little self-mockery. And who can resist a program whose tagline is Just Jew It, anyhow?
Thu., Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 28-29, 8 p.m.; Dec. 29-30, 3 p.m., 2007
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Phoenix, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.