Chicago Theatre Review
CHICAGO PRODUCTION OF OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES
FEATURES DARA CAMERON, ALEX GOODRICH, TIM KAZURINSKY, RENEE MATTHEWS & GENE WEYGANDT
Limited engagement at Royal George Theatre starts September 24;
The producers of the hit Off-Broadway show OLD JEWS TELLING JOKESare kvelling to announce that the upcoming engagement at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre will feature a quintet of familiar (and not-so-old) faces: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt. OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES begins performances on the Main Stage of the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, Tuesday, September 24
Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is directed by Marc Bruni (Associate Director, The Book of Mormon Chicago) and showcases the five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you’ve heard them all before? Not this way. The show also features comic songs — brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website created by Sam Hoffman that inspired the show. The Off-Broadway production of OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES opened to rave reviews in May 2012 at the Westside Theatre where it continues to play to sold-out houses.
“Having spent last season with the Mormons, I can’t wait to spend this one with Chicago’s Old Jews! This is an extraordinary cast of joke tellers who will deliver a hilarious and heartwarming production,” said Bruni. “And at these prices, why don’t you have your tickets already?”