Nothing encapsulates American culture better than the sitcom. In “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” comic Judy Gold fondly remembers the television programs that molded her upbringing and her outlook on life. Co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, the show explores Gold’s obsession with American pop culture and her ongoing sense of outsider-ness as a performer who is both Jewish and openly gay. Directed by Amanda Charlton, “The Judy Show” opens Off-Broadway next week at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St.
Four women writers turn their adventures in singledom into Off-Broadway plays.
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On the Off-Broadway stage these days, the date’s the thing. The Jewish date, that is.
In a quirk of theater programming (and perhaps a collective indictment of the Jewish singles scene, or at least Jewish men), no fewer than four plays of late — all by Jewish women — mine the dating lives of their authors. And they expose some of raw nerves that make dating such a sensitive proposition these days: the pull and peril of online dating, the obstacle posed by religious differences and the thorny issue of Jewish identity.