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Beau Jest 1994 Last Modified: Saturday, February 14, 2009
Beau Jest
by James Sherman
Directed by Paul Swearingen
October 1994


From Samuel French:

Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Kringle. She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor and they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and, over the heated protests of Chris, employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date to be Dr. Steinberg. Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and Sarah's parents are enraptured. Soon, even Sarah falls for Bob.

"A light, sweet romantic comedy."-Chicago Tribune

"Hilarious and quite moving. Sherman wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight."-Chicago Sun Times

"Very funny.... The well crafted play has a lot to say about nuclear families of any ethnic persuasion."-Wall Street Journal

Published by Samuel French.

Role Actor
Sarah Goldman: Maya Winn
Chris: Shannon Lee Gates
Bob: Waldo Edwards
Joel: Lewis Mathews
Miriam: Elva Hansen
Abe: Don russell
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Assistant Director: Mark Britton
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