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Play Dates comes to Elephant as Jewtopia returns to LA.

June 4, 2010

Well, of course there is a connection! Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson several years ago co-created the break-out play “Jewtopia.” Wolfson has followed that up with “Play Dates,”where finding love is never easy – and kindergarten is just the beginning.” It comes to Hollywood’s Elephant Theatre.

Meanwhile, “Jewtopia,” (“the story of a gentile who wants to marry a Jewish girl so he’ll never have to make another decision”) returns to LA with a run at the Greenway.

FROM THE RELEASE: On May 8th, 2003, a new play, “Jewtopia,” co-written by then unknown writer Sam Wolfson opened at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood. What was intended to be a two-month run turned into two years, becoming the longest running original comedy in LA theater history. “Jewtopia” then transferred Off-Broadway and after three years became the longest running original comedy in Off-Broadway theater history. The show spawned a best selling “Jewtopia” book and countless “Jewtopia” productions the world over. Now almost seven years later to the day, “Jewtopia’s” co-creator is back in the city where it all began, with his brand new comedy “Play Dates.”
“I was unsure of what I wanted to write about after ‘Jewtopia’ because it had been such a lightning in a bottle experience,” said Wolfson. “I didn’t know how I could possibly top it. So I decided to apply writing 101 and just write what I knew…which was a story about love, relationships, basically what was going on in my own life. I wanted to write a show that was more universal than “Jewtopia,” that anybody regardless of age, gender, race or religion could relate to emotionally but still laugh for 90 minutes straight.”
“Play Dates” examines love and relationships from childhood through adulthood. It features Elizabeth Bond, Rob Nagle, Brian Monahan and Jennifer Sorenson.

Saturday, July 10 at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90038.  Directed by Jennifer Chambers.  Preview performances: July 8 and 9.  Runs July 10 through August 1, Thursdays – Sundays, 8:00 p.m.  Tickets:  $20.00  (323) 960-7776 or visit here.

Find information on the return of “Jewtopia” here.

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