The Web-inspired, off-Broadway comedy hit Old Jews Telling Jokes will open in San Diego April 23 for a five week run at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza.
Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, and directed locally by John Anderson, the production pays tribute to classic humor, the giants of the comedy world, and to the brilliant raconteurs from OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website created in 2009 that inspired the play.
The play makes the point that Jewish Humor is universal, in many ways the essence of American humor.
The San Diego production includes local actors G. Bartell, Bryan Charles Feldman, Rona Gold, Allison Spratt Pearce and John Rosen.
The play’s creators have distinguished backgrounds. Okrent is a former editor for The New York Times and is credited with inventing Rotisserie League Baseball. Gethers is president of Random House Films as well as an editor and publisher at Random House.
Anderson, the director, has been the production manager for San Diego Repertory Theatre for the past 11 seasons.
Tickets are $45 to $65 and are available online or by calling the box office at 619-544.1000.
— From a press release by the theater
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