A bris -- the ceremonial removal of the foreskin of male Jewish babies -- traditionally occurs eight days after a child's birth. But for Jewish Elena and her gentile husband James, that eight-day window happens to land smack dab on Thanksgiving Day. Between the lull in their marriage and the countless stresses of planning a dinner and religious covenant in tandem, they're really dreading this year's get-together. Attending The Thanksgiving Circumcision will be Elena's deeply traditional mother Penny, James' blissfully ignorant father Carl, Elena and James' horrible first son, who is weeks away from his Bar Mitzvah, and more. Between the green bean casserole, Jewish prayers and machetes (you read that right), this MCL Chicago production will have you rolling in the aisles in recognition of the many hilarious trials and tribulations that come with tradition.
This show is approximately two hours long.
MCL Chicago is a BYOB venue.
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