Jesús and the Weismans: A New Cross-Cultural Comedy
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Leave it to Joan Didion to describe the indescribable. Didion, a perennial front-runner for the "Best Living American Writer" title, found a powerful and poignant way to talk about grief in her acclaimed memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Now the award-winning book is an equally acclaimed play. This 90-minute one-woman performance, starring Linda Purl (The Office, Homeland, True Blood), recounts the fallout from the sudden death of the author's husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, shortly before the couple's fortieth wedding anniversary. That devastating period also saw the death of the couple's daughter, Quintana, from a battery of acute and chronic illnesses. Directed by Jenny Sullivan, Purl brings Didion's crippling grief and her ultimate, inspiring journey to acceptance to life at Laguna Playhouse. Learn More
Bring money if you'd like a refreshment. Light fare was provided for donations before the performance and during intermission. Snack: bite-sized pastries. Beverages provided: bottled water, fresh-brewed coffee, hot water for tea and cocoa.My Big Fat OC Wedding dining • May 05 2014 star this tip starred
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Featured review from Albert R.Red Velvet
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A funny play that also had its touching and serious moments. It seemed like we were peering into the actual living room for this slice of life. There is quite a bit of comedy and some plot twists to remind you that you were watching something that was written to entertain as well as to provide insight into the challenges of Jewish grandparents on the East Coast trying to adopt their distant grandson from California.
It is suitable for people of all ages, and I'd recommend that families watch it together, as many of the themes are familiar people of all ages.
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A very funny heart-warming play with an outstanding cast to match. For a brand new play, the script was very sharp and clever. It made one think about their own relationships. Hats off to Mark the author and the entire crew at Galaxy for a...continued
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Learn more about playwright Mark Torreso and the Gallery Theatre.
After losing his parents, Jesús goes to live with his estranged grandparents – the Weismans. Two different cultures – and not just because he’s Hispanic and they’re Jewish!
A hysterical comedy with a great deal of heart, join the Weismans as they begin a new chapter in their life. Along with wacky neighbors, insane social workers and a seemingly impossible situation, Jesús and the Weismans is sure to leave audiences with a smile on their face and a warmth in their heart.