Rabbi Sol Solomon Brings SHALOM DAMMIT! to Greeley Today
There IS a God, kind of. Don't miss the outrageous, outspoken RABBI Sol Solomon as he brings his New York hit, "SHALOM DAMMIT! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon," back to Greeley, Colorado for two performances today, July 6.
"SHALOM DAMMIT! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon," will play at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, July 6th, at Art Space Greeley, 705 12th Street (7th Ave). Tickets are $5 (students with ID $3), cash at the door, open seating. Info: www.shalomdammit.com.
Conceived, co-written and directed by Dave Lefkowitz and starring Rabbi Sol Solomon, "SHALOM DAMMIT!" offers the Rabbi's wit and wisdom on world religions, intolerance, prayer, the Middle East and other aspects of modern Jewish life. Punctuating the Rabbi's hilarious sermon will be such songs as "Then You're Jewish," "I Know What Goys Like" and "When Jewish is What You Are." Musical directorRichard Shore joins the Rabbi onstage.
This production is made possible by a generous grant from The Community Foundation of Greeley and Weld County's Arts Alive! fund.
Says Rabbi Sol about "Shalom Dammit!": "This show is not just for Jewish people! Everyone is welcome. We just ask that gentiles use the side entrance and don't touch anything. But seriously, so much of life involves suffering, it's only right that I contribute my fair share."
Shalom Dammit!" was developed at the University of Northern Colorado and then enjoyed two acclaimed runs in New York City at the Richmond Shepard Theater and the Roy Arias Theater (2011-12). RAVE REVIEWS greeted the show in New York:
The performance schedule for SHALOM DAMMIT! is: Saturday, July 6, 2013, 2pm & 7pm. All tickets $5 ($3 students with ID). Cash only at the door; open seating is on a "first-come, first-disturbed" basis. Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Parental caution: adult themes, strong language and pervasive Jewishness. Information: 970-405-3077 or www.ShalomDammit.com. Location: Art Space Greeley: 705 12th Street (7th Ave), Greeley, Colo.
Rabbi Sol Solomon (Himself) is the spiritual leader of Temple Sons of Bitches in Great Neck, New York. Despite the valiant efforts of programming directors and city governments, Rabbi Sol continues to appear on numerous radio stations and make personal appearances wherever there's free food. His Rabbinical Reflections air weekly on UNC Radio's Dave's Gone By and are then archived on Youtube andShalomDammit.com. A learned scholar and a thrilling kvetch, Rabbi Sol's hobbies include burping and pain management. The Rebbe dedicates this evening to his dear wife, Miriam Libby, and their 21½ mostly beautiful children.
Dave Lefkowitz (Co-creator) is the host of Dave's Gone By on UNC Radio (davesgoneby.com), the co-publisher of Performing Arts Insidertheater journal, the founder of TotalTheater.com, and the theater editor of Stagebuddy.com. Dave's plays include Kandide (winner Lee Korf Award and produced by The Original Theater Works, L.A.), The Triple Wedding, and numerous one-acts, including Down Came the Sun(UNC Fall One-Acts 2012) and the oft-produced Blind Date. His play anthology, "Marriage, Babies & the End of the World," was published by Holvoe Books. Dave also writes for Long Island Pulse and Long Island Woman magazines.
Richard Shore (Musical Director) once considered entering the rabbinate until he met Sol Solomon. After many lengthy discussions with the great tzadik, he now works happily in the theater and academia. Among his many accomplishments, Richard has been music director for Fiddler on the Roof six times.
TotalTheater Productions is the parent company of TotalTheater.com, Performing Arts Insider and the radio program, Dave's Gone By. Shalom Dammit! received a workshop at the University of Northern Colorado's Norton Theater in Nov. 2011 and a developmental staging at NYC's Richmond Shepard Theater in March 2012, followed by a run at NYC's Roy Arias Theater in July 2012. Industry support is sought to reach the goal of bringing Shalom Dammit! to further commercial life in New York and around the country.