Actors Theatre's Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? @ Herberger Theater Center

Josh Kornbluth’s Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? is less about the famous pop artist – or about Jews – than it is about love and art. Somewhere in there, Kornbluth wedges a little history of Warhol, but his monologue, which he wrote and has been performing all over the place (right now at the Herberger Theater Center in an Actors Theatre production), is more than an artist bio. It’s another rambling autobiographical essay that yanks together real-life characters, such as Warhol and Kornbluth’s father Paul, with peculiar personas (Rabbi Menachem Creditor is a favorite) who, in this case, are linked with Warhol’s controversial 1980 series Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century.

There isn’t much more to be said other than “Go see this; you won’t be sorry.” Tell them Holly Woodlawn sent you.

Fri., March 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 6, 2 p.m.; Thu., March 10, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 12, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 13, 2 p.m.; Wed., March 16, 7 p.m.; Thu., March 17, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 19, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 20, 2 p.m., 2011
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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