The Final Jew [Staged Reading]
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times

By Alex Goldberg

December 10, 2009

Director: Seth Soloway
Stage Manager: Jennifer Marie Russo*
Featuring: Richard D. Busser, Kwaku Driskell*, Brad Makorowski*, Karla Mosley*, Kelly Scanlon*, Adam Wald*
*appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.

The Final Jew, a dark historical comedy, begins in the year 2032 as Marvin Black witnesses his own funeral and is quickly spirited away to the customs office of the afterlife. As he is processed it is revealed that not only was Marvin the last survivor of the Holocaust to die, but in a strange cosmic twist the customs official processing his entry into the afterlife is Adolf Hitler. Throughout the interview and interrogation Marvin must forgive Hitler of his crimes against humanity, execute him, or relive his own life with the shadow of Hitler always by his side.

The Final Jew was a semifinalist in the 2008 Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition and a semifinalist in the 2009 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference.  APAC’s 15/20s series is the first public reading.

This program is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dramatist Guild Fund.

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