WEST BLOOMFIELD – After record-breaking off-Broadway, Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Toronto runs, Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, the creators and stars of “Jewtopia,” finally make their Detroit area debut with “World of Jewtopia.” The hilarious and irreverent duo performs Sept. 12 and 13 at the first-ever Stephen Gottlieb Festival of the Arts at the Jewish Community in West Bloomfield.
“World of Jewtopia” is a 90-minute one act show starring Bryan and Sam that combines scenes from their original show (“Jewtopia”), re-enactments from their bestselling book, (“Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People”), interactive audience participation (i.e. the Jewish “Apollo”), stand-up comedy and a dazzling multimedia presentation for an outrageously funny, one of a kind event.
Among the many topics covered are: How to pick the perfect restaurant table (because no table is right if you’re a Jew); How to properly disinfect your hotel room to avoid catching the plague when on vacation; Major Moments in Jewish History (1993: Rabin and Arafat sign a Middle East Peace Treaty. Immediately after, Bill Clinton says, “Hey let’s go celebrate! I’ve got a Jewish girl in my office I think you’ll love!”); Actual excerpts from Moses’ recently undiscovered diaries (Dear Diary – Um…it’s been like five years and I got to be honest, I AM LOST!”).
Performances are 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Jewish Community Center, 6600 W. Maple Rd. in West Bloomfield.
Tickets for “World of Jewtopia” are $35 for Center members and $45 for non-members. Following the Saturday evening performance, Rabbi Norman Roman of Temple Kol Ami and the stars of “Jewtopia” will lead a discussion and Selichot services. There is no charge for the Selichot service.
For tickets and information, call 248-432-5692 or log on to http://www.jccdet.org.