Beau Jest

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James Sherman

Published by Samuel French Inc

4 Male 2 Female

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

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