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Jacob and Jack

The New Jewish Theatre

May 3-20

njt_jacob_and_jack_graphicA door slamming back stage farce, Jacob and Jack brings together the worlds of contemporary and Yiddish theatre. Jack Shore, a well-known television personality, is appearing for one night only in a tribute to his grandfather, Jacob Shemerinsky, great star of the Yiddish Theater. Backstage in his dressing room, Jack confronts his challenges as an actor - and as a husband to his co-starring wife. Simultaneously, 75 years in the past, Jacob has problems of his own. Actors play their past and present roles in a dizzying display in this time-traveling farce that is a smart and classic marital farce ingeniously complicated by historical layering and dual role-playing. From its Yiddish roots to its long obsession with Hollywood, it is a beguiling comic love letter to the American theater, and a clever tribute to Yiddish Theatre and to vain glorious stage actors.

Performance Dates and Times: May 3 – 20; Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:30, Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30

Box Office Phone Number: 314-442-3283

Ticket Price Range: $35.50 - $39.50


Venue: Wool Studio Theatre, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur

Parking: free, well-lit surface lot

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