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Photos: First Look At The Off-Broadway Premiere of A JEWISH JOKE

The Roustabouts Theatre Co. present the Off-Broadway premiere of A Jewish Joke, a drama about comedy, co-written by Marni Freedman and Phil Johnson, performed by Mr. Johnson and directed by David Ellenstein. Named "Best Drama" (2016 United Solo Festival, NYC), performances of A Jewish Joke begin tomorrow Thursday, March 7 at 8pm (for a limited engagement through March 31, 2019) at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm.

In A Jewish Joke Bernie Lutz is a curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM, who comes up against the Communist blacklist in 1950's Hollywood. Now, he has to decide what's more important - his friends, or his livelihood? Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor, this poignant solo dramedy is about one American's fight against one of the darkest moments of the mid-20th century. A Jewish Joke began in San Diego and has toured regionally with critically-acclaimed engagements in Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and New Haven.

The creative team for A Jewish Joke: Aaron Rumley (production design), Jordyn Smiley and Peter Herman (costume designer), and Matt Lescault-Wood (sound design). Michael Joseph Ormond is Production Stage Manager. Rebecca Crigler is General Manager.

A Jewish Joke will play the following performance schedule: Wed- Sat at 8pm & Sun at 3pm. There will be additional performances on Tuesday, March 12 & 26 at 7pm and Saturday, March 30 at 2pm. Tickets, NOW ON SALE, are priced at $37.25 -$47.25 and may be purchased through and in person at the Theatre Row box office (410 West 42nd Street) Mon-Sun from 12noon to 8pm (7pm on Sunday).

Photo Credit: Clay Anderson

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