Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her to settle down with a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named (of all things) Chris Kringle. She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor and they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date to be "Dr. Steinberg." Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation. The plot soon thickens when even Sarah starts falling for him.
"A sweet romantic comedy."-Chicago Tribune. "Hilarious and quite moving. wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight."-Chicago Sun Times. "Very funny.... The well crafted play has a lot to say about nuclear families of any ethnic persuasion."- Wall Street Journal.
This Oil Lamp Theater production features Andrea Rappaport, Shaun Nathan Baer, Judi Schnidler, Rick March, Josh Greiveldinger and Laura Coleman. Beau Jest is directed by Ron Ben-Joseph.
American Sign Language Interpretation Saturday, April 6
Doors open for performances at 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays and the shows begin at 8:00 pm. For Snday matinees, doors open at 2:30 pm and shows begin at 3:00 pm. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. Tickets are $30 and are available through brownpapertickets.com or at the Oil Lamp Theater box office Tuesdays through Fridays noon to 5pm. Group rates are available.
Oil Lamp Theater (View)
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|