Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon to Jewtopia at the Greenway Court Theatre. Choose from three options:
- For $32, you get a Saturday-evening ticket (a $64.45 value).
- For $28, you get a Sunday-matinee ticket (a $57.45 value).
- For $27, you get a Friday-evening ticket (a $54.45 value).
Billed as the longest running comedy in Off-Broadway history, Jewtopia presents a comedic, culture-clashing pastiche of Jewish and Gentile stereotypes. After a hiatus, the play is out of retirement and refashioned with new jokes and an additional 77 car explosions. Staged at the intimate Greenway Court Theatre, this farcical play showcases the trials of two single men, one a desperate Jewish man looking for a girl to impress his Orthodox family, the other a Gentile seeking the hand of a Jewish woman. The two protagonists vow to help one another find synagogue sweethearts, resulting in a satire that people will surely find as entertaining as watching a human baby pet a rabbit baby.
- Amusingly cheesy production values honor the show’s seat-of-the-pants theater origins, and for those seeking a deeper probing of the Jewish experience, the authors cheerfully suggest you look elsewhere. Meaning, shmeaning — this one is strictly for laughs. – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times