SHALOM DAMMIT! Plays University of Northern ColoradoÂ's Norton Theater
TotalTheater Productions, in association with the University of Northern Colorado's College of Visual & Performing Arts, will present a developmental staging of the new comedy with music, "SHALOM DAMMIT! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon."
Conceived, co-written and directed by Dave Lefkowitz and starring Rabbi Sol Solomon, "SHALOM DAMMIT!" offers the Rabbi's wit and wisdom on such topics as world religions, intolerance, Christianity, Arabs and Muslims, the Holocaust and other aspects of modern Jewish life. Punctuating the Rabbi's sermon will be such songs as "Then You're Jewish," "I Know What Goys Like" and "When Jewish is What You Are."
Joining Rabbi Sol onstage will be pianist David San Miguel. Lighting is by Kirsten Iannuzzi. Kolbi Morton is the Stage Manager. J. David Blatt is the directorial consultant, with musical direction by Richard Shore.
The performance schedule for "SHALOM DAMMIT!" is Monday, Nov. 21, 7pm and Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7pm at the 99-seat Norton Theater, 10th Avenue & 18th Street, on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Tickets are free. Open seating is on a "first-come, first-disturbed" basis.
More about the Rabbi: www.ShalomDammit.com
To hear Rabbi Sol Solomon's thoughts on the show, visit this Youtube clip:
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 and ShalomDammit.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 Insider theater journal, and the founder of TotalTheater.com. Dave's plays include Kandide (winner Lee Korf Award and produced by The Original Theater Works, L.A.), The Triple Wedding, and the one-acts The Sky is Calling, King Solomon the Wise and the oft-produced Blind Date. A collection of his plays, "Marriage, Babies and the End of the World," was published by Holvoe Books, St. Petersburg, and his theater writing has appeared in BackStage, Playbill, Show Business and Entertainment Weekly. As a performer, he hosted "Stagebuddy.com Live" at the Player's Theater in 2009-10. Dave's monthly theater column appears in Long Island Pulse, and he has written numerous cover stories for Long Island Woman magazine.
Says Rabbi Sol about "Shalom Dammit!": "I want to be clear - 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 pain, suffering and discomfort, what's another hour or two?"