James Sherman's warmhearted comedy Beau Jest tells the story of Sarah Goldman, who doesn't think her traditional Jewish parents will respond favorably to her boyfriend, a gentile guy named Chris Cringle. So what's a nice girl to do but create a fictional Jewish doctor as her imaginary beau and hire a male escort to play him in front of the family? Complications ensue when her charade is a little too successful and Sarah starts falling for the fake. This sweet romantic comedy was an Off-Broadway success and also spawned a 2008 movie version starring Lainie Kazan. See it locally at the Skokie Theatre.