Adam Baum and the Jew Movie
LA Weekly says..."GO"
** Theatre Feature of the Week **
4-STAR RATING By LA TIMES Readers
"Goldfarb's play is entertaining...Paul Mazursky directs with a sensitive ear" - LA TIMES
"The actors are brilliant." -CampusCircle
"The play's denouement carries an emotional wallop that will linger for a long time." - Jewish Journal
*** It's A WOW!!! ***
"Rare is it that a play can be as funny and yet as deadly serious as Adam Baum And The Jew Movie is. Kind gives a tornado of a performance...a just plain laugh out loud comedy gem" -StageSceneLA
“Adam Baum and the Jew Movie” is a searing, funny, engaging play, beautifully mounted, well-directed, and exquisitely acted by all three men." - CurtainUp, Cynthia Citron
"Mazursky’s production benefits from the excellent interplay among the three actors — particularly Linklater’s droll fox, responding with fuming dignity to Kind’s hound — all played out on Joel Daavid’s Hollywood Deco set and in Traci McWain’s period-perfect costumes." -LA Weekly
Renowned director Paul Mazursky helms
“ADAM BAUM AND THE JEW MOVIE”
Starring Kip Gilman, Nicholas Brendon, and Riley Ceder
A comedy from a critically acclaimed team
Director of Down & Out in Beverly Hills, Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice and Moscow On The Hudson
Actors from Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Adventures of Old Christine and many more .
June 5th - 8:00PM
$15.00 Preview Ticket
Fri, Jun 06 – Sun, Aug 17
$25 to $30
Special Show Info
Running time: 95 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
The Hayworth Theatre
2509 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Parking Lot Parking
Special Theatre Info
The theatre has concessions.
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Starring Kip Gilman, Nicholas Brendon and Riley Ceder
It’s 1946. Successful studio head, Samuel Baum wants to make a movie about anti-semitism. He hires Oscar winning screenwriter and profoundly gentile, Garfield Hampson, Jr. to write the script. When he discovers that a competing studio has nearly completed the screenplay to “Gentleman’s Agreement”, he is desperate to be the first one out of the gate. As Samuel sees it, there's only room for one "Jew movie" a year. “What's more, it should be written by a Gentile (unlike Zanuck's writer, Moss Hart) who will depict Jews through his 100% American eyes. “ He knows that his will tell the real story.
With wit and wisdom, playwright, Daniel Goldfarb takes an insightful look into the heart and mind of a Jewish immigrant who has made something of himself in post-war United States. Along the way, much is revealed about what it means to be an assimilated Jew and the impact it has on Sam’s thirteen year-old son, Adam, and what lies beneath the surface of both the movie mogul and, ultimately, the writer, himself.