By Katayoon Hadizadeh
July 1, 2003
We've all heard stories about
Jewish people. If you've ever wondered what's true and what's
do not miss "Jewtopia".
I saw this truly hilarious play last weekend
at the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles. And I confess, this
play is worth way more than
25 bucks. It is skillfully written and played with heart. (No
wonder most performances are sold out!)
"Jewtopia" is about two men, former
schoolmates, who reunite at a Jewish singles
mixer. They have both come to find their soul (and life) mates.
Christopher O’Connell is not a Jew but he's looking for a
Jewish wife. He thinks that would relieve him from making any decisions
for the rest of
his life as she would decide everything:
what to wear, who to meet, where to go...
His friend, Adam Lipschitz,
is a Jew by birth but prefers the gentile lifesyle and hangs
out with non-Jewish women because they don't remind him of
his mother. But he still has to stick to tradition and find a Jew
The two decide to help each other. Adam will teach
Chris how to act Jewish and in return Chris will take Adam
to "Jewtopia": a virtual
Jewish women waiting for a Jewish man to ask for their hand!
is where the real game starts. Chris wants to be the ultimate
Jew and infiltrate the Jewish community whereas
Adam is trying his best
to find the ideal Jewish wife to
bring to his mother's Passover dinner!
Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson who wrote "Jewtopia" and
act in it, perform so well on stage that sometimes you forget you
are watching a play. You can hear Jewish
audience members laughing
even harder as they have a deeper understanding of the
"Jewtopia" is a unique concoction; when
you leave the playhouse, you are wiser and smiling broadly >>> See
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