Beloved comedy about a young man seeking his identity as a Jew, while neo-Nazis attempt to march in Skokie, Illinois, home to many Holocaust survivors. With the increase in anti-Semitism and hate in the world, this play is more relevant than ever. I am thrilled to be presenting its first Chicago area revival in twenty years, with its original director Dennis Zacek again at the helm.
It was an incredible experience to co-produce CONFESSSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., with Dennis Zacek, one of the esteemed members of the Chicago off-Loop theater movement, and to work with the phenomenally talented Andre De Shields (four time Tony Nominee).
Ben Hecht was a playwright (THE FRONT PAGE), screenwriter (over 70 films), journalist, and, perhaps most importantly, an activist for Jewish and especially Israeli causes. A one man show written and performed by the gifted James Sherman was a natural theatrical event. Chicago critics and audiences agreed to the extent we had to extend our show twice. I'm happy to report that our world premiere is leading to other productions, including New York in the fall.
Brought back by audience demand -- second Chicago production in one year!
World premiere of this story of tragedy, faith, and redemption!
The January, 2010 Chicago production was sold out - we had to bring it back again. Then we sold out the second production, too.
Chicago premiere of my comedy which has played to sold out productions across the country.