LAST PERFORMANCE TODAY, Sat, 3/17, 2pm!
Tickets still available at the box office $18/$15 (student/senior).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Lefkowitz: 970-405-3077, shalomdammit_at_aol.com
“SHALOM DAMMIT! AN EVENING WITH RABBI SOL SOLOMON” to be staged at the Richmond Shepard Theater, 309 East 26th St., March 13-17.
TotalTheater Productions is presenting the new comedy with music, “SHALOM DAMMIT! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon.”
Conceived, co-written and directed by Dave Lefkowitz and starring Rabbi Sol Solomon, “SHALOM DAMMIT!” offers the Rabbi’s wit and wisdom on such topics as world religions, intolerance, Christianity, Arabs and Muslims, the Holocaust and other aspects of modern Jewish life. Punctuating the Rabbi’s sermon will be such songs as “Then You’re Jewish,” “I Know What Goys Like” and “When Jewish is What You Are.”
Joining Rabbi Sol onstage will be musical director Richard Shore.
The performance schedule for “SHALOM DAMMIT!” is:
Tues March 13, 2pm
Wed March 14, 7:30pm
Thurs March 15, 2pm
Fri March 16, 2pm
Sat March 17, 2pm
Running time: 2 hrs, 10 min.
Parental caution: adult themes, strong language and pervasive Jewishness.
Tickets are $18. Students/Seniors: $15. Group discounts available. Credit cards accepted via Paypal (to: holvoe_at_aol.com) or Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com).
Information/Reservations (cash/checks): 970-405-3077
Location: Richmond Shepard Theater: 309 East 26th St. (2nd Ave). Subway: #6 to 28th St. Wheelchair accessible.
Press coverage and reviews are welcome for this fully staged, one-Rabbi comedy in-development. Open seating is on a “first-come, first-disturbed” basis.
More about the Rabbi: www.ShalomDammit.com and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003292797312
Says Rabbi Sol about “Shalom Dammit!”: “I want to be clear – this show is not just for Jewish people! Everyone is welcome. We just ask that gentiles use the side entrance and don’t touch anything. But seriously, so much of life involves pain, suffering and discomfort, what’s another hour or two?”
Audience responses to the show’s Nov. 2011 workshop included these quotes: “…sneaky, provocative, pointed and thoroughly hysterical!” and “Sacha Baron Cohen – move over!!!! Make way for Rabbi Sol Solomon!!”
Rabbi Sol Solomon (Himself) is the spiritual leader of Temple Sons of Bitches in Great Neck, New York. Despite the valiant efforts of programming directors and city governments, Rabbi Sol continues to appear on numerous radio stations and make personal appearances wherever there’s free food. His Rabbinical Reflections air weekly on UNC Radio’s Dave’s Gone By and are then archived on Youtube and ShalomDammit.com. A learned scholar and a thrilling kvetch, Rabbi Sol’s hobbies include burping and pain management. The Rebbe dedicates this evening to his dear wife, Miriam Libby, and their 21½ mostly beautiful children.
Dave Lefkowitz (Co-creator) is the host of Dave’s Gone By on UNC Radio (davesgoneby.com), the co-publisher of Performing Arts Insider theater journal, and the founder of TotalTheater.com. Dave’s plays include Kandide (winner Lee Korf Award and produced by The Original Theater Works, L.A.), The Triple Wedding, and the one-acts The Sky is Calling, Human Error, King Solomon the Wise and the oft-produced Blind Date. A collection of his plays, “Marriage, Babies and the End of the World,” was published by Holvoe Books, St. Petersburg, and his theater writing has appeared in BackStage, Playbill, Show Business and Entertainment Weekly. As a performer, he hosted “Stagebuddy.com Live” at the Player’s Theater in 2009-10. Dave’s monthly theater column appears in Long Island Pulse, and he has written numerous cover stories for Long Island Woman magazine.
Richard Shore (Musical Director) once considered entering the rabbinate until he met Sol Solomon. After many lengthy discussions with the great tzadik, he now works happily in the theater and academia. Among his many accomplishments, Richard has been music director for Fiddler on the Roof six times.
TotalTheater Productions is the parent company of TotalTheater.com, Performing Arts Insider and the radio program, Dave’s Gone By. Industry support is sought to reach the goal of bringing Shalom Dammit! to an off-Broadway venue in the 2012-2013 season.
For photos, interview requests, investment/backing opportunities and discount colonoscopies, please contact:
TotalTheater Productions: POB 31, Greeley, CO 80632. 970-405-3077; shalomdammit_at_aol.com.
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