Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm through June 27.

Jewtopia takes us into the lives of two 30-year-olds, Adam, a Jew under pressure from his family to find a nice Jewish girl, and Chris, a Jew-wannabee who believes religiously that marriage to a Jewish girl will forever relieve him of the burden of making decisions. The two make a pact in which Chris advises Adam on how to find the perfect girl out of thousands on, while Adam instructs Chris in the finer points of impersonating a Jew. From that point on, world’s collide…at a confrontation in the Sukkah… at a Purim carnival gone horribly wrong…at a disfunctional Seder (clearly different from all other nights)…and at a multitude of dating disasters.

Directed by Mark Kalet. Stage Managed by Kate Matseur. The cast includes Aaron Ratzan as Adam, Derek Mazukiewicz as Chris, and  features in multiple roles Lincoln Richman, Mike Levine, Leslie Hochman, Jill Swissa and Jessica Leonard as the various dates, family members, clergy, etc. who populate this fractured (and mercilessly wacky) view of Judaism in America.

*The show contains language that some may find offensive (including phrases in English, Yiddish, and an obscure Asian dialect that we haven’t been able to successfully translate), sexual references and situations (some involving pastry), and such non-stop mishugas that you could bust a kishka (or at least plotz). Jewtopia discriminates indiscriminately – don’t come expecting Fiddler – OY VEY!


NJ OnStage visits Playhouse 22!

In an interview, Director Mark Kalet takes a backstage tour and explains how the sets and props make their way into the story. (video)

A brief rehearsal scene follows the interview. (video)