Jim Brochu as Broadway Star Zero Mostel in Zero Hour
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OY! is a collection of eight 10-minute comedies, each illustrating the meaning of a Yiddish word -- with story lines including the untold stories of Eve and Adam, Einstein's demanding mother, the divorce trial of God and the human, the use of unkosher food as an aphrodisiac, and three men in a sauna who communicate using only the word "oy." Appealing to audiences of all faiths and all backgrounds, OY! is a tribute to the absurdity and comedy of the condition universal to everyone: that of being human. Learn More
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“Fantastically funny.” —Los Angeles Times
“Captivating … dead-on comic timing.” —Variety
“Zero Hour is an impressive tour de force.” —San Francisco Chronicle
See Goldstar member reviews from Zero Hour‘s recent successful run at "Theatre at St. Clement’s":http://www.goldstar.com/events/new-york-ny/zero-hour.html and DR2 Theatre.
Set in theater legend Zero Mostel’s painting studio on West 28th Street, a naïve reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile artist, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage and juicy backstage lore. Mostel is remembered for his comedic genius and his definitive roles, but in the 1950s he was equally known for his place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist. Directed by three time Oscar-nominated film star Piper Laurie, Jim Brochu’s striking portrayal brings all of Mostel’s swagger, ferocity, intelligence and fantastic wit back to the stage in this volcanic tour-de-force.