Shalom Dammit, a new comedy that bashes religious stereotypes, returns to New York City for a two-week Off-Broadway run in August. Billed as a comedy with music, Shalom Dammit stars the self-proclaimed Rabbi Sol Solomon, an equal opportunity basher of intolerance, Christianity, Arabs and Muslims, the Holocaust and other aspects of modern Jewish life. You’ll be too busy laughing to be seriously stung by the barbs directed at you and your closest friends. Punctuating the Rabbi’s sermon are such songs as “Then You’re Jewish,” “I Know What Goys Like” and “When Jewish is What You Are”. The play runs Tuesday, July 31st through Monday, August 13th, at the Roy Arias Theater Center, 300 West 43rd St. Shows are Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday 1 pm and 5:30pm. Tickets are $18, and $15 for seniors and students, with open seating on a “first-come, first-disturbed” basis. Rabbi Solomon, leader of the Temple Sons of Bitches of Great Neck, says you don’t have to be Jewish to relate or enjoy, but asks that Gentiles use the side entrance and don’t touch anything. That’s a sample of some of the snarky one-liners. Check out the Shalom Dammit website for more info on the show and Solomon’s wisdom in kvetching. Oy!
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