Written & Performed by BARRY LEVEY
HOAXOCAUST! is a shocking, irreverent examination of how "victims" are defined, how "truth" gets disseminated, and why, for all of us, politics are so stubbornly personal. Please join us as noted monologist Barry Levey asks daring questions about ethnic identity, anti-Semitism and the reinterpretation of history. Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of “The Holocaust”? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened?
"The way to prevent anti-Semitism isn’t to hide it. There’s nothing to make a bad idea look silly like putting it out in the cold, hard light of Day"
"It is impossible to reason someone out of something that he did not reason himself into"
"The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world….Lies will pass into history."
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:
"A tremendous experience!"
"Not only does Barry Levey know how to move the audience emotionally, he also gets them to think deeply."
BARRY LEVEY - PLAYWRIGHT
New York productions include All the Way From China for Mad Dog at the Gene Frankel; Critical Darling at the New Group; Downeaster Alexa and Yale Law School, both at Ars Nova; and Hoaxocaust!, previously produced by Prospect Theater Company. Barry’s plays have been finalists for the Heideman Award (Yale Law School), the O’Neill (Citizens of Rome) and Hangar Lab (Lunchmeat).
He is a graduate of Yale College, a New Group Artist, an Ars Nova Playgroup alumnus, and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
JEREMY GOLD KRONENBERG - DIRECTOR
Recent directing credits include: Side Show (Post Theatre Company/Long Island University), Caroline, or Change (Gallery Players), HOAXOCAUST! (The Cell), Is There Life After High School? and Drat! The Cat! (Opening Doors Theatre Company), Wicked Moon (4th Wall Theatre), The Fantasticks and Scrooge, The Musical! (Ozark Actors Theatre), My Life As A Bald Soprano (Ted Bardy Studio), My Salvation Has A First Name; A Wienermobile Journey (NYC Fringe), and Disappeared, which was part of Prospect Theater Company's Dark Nights Series and workshopped as part of the 2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Jeremy has served as an assistant director at Prospect Theater Company, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The MUNY, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (where he did an observership of John Doyle’s production of Company).
ADAM GREEN - SPECIAL APPEARANCE
Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona, All’s Well that Ends Well, The Liar (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Award nomination, Emery Battis Award - The Liar), My Name is Asher Lev (Barrington Stage Company), Peter and the Starcatchers (La Jolla Playhouse/Disney), Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre), The Chosen (Actors' Theatre of Louisville), Awake and Sing (Arena Stage), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Alliance Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare on the Sound). Affiliated Artist with DC's Shakespeare Theatre. MFA (Acting): NYU; BA (English): Harvard University.
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COMMUNITY SPACE THEATER
May 29 - June 17
Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm
All Seats $35
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