The Last Two Jews in Kabul Fight it Out in Hilarious Comedy

Unicorn Theatre is “Kibitzing in Kabul” this March with their new comedy TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR… by Seth Rozin.  Funny, poignant and first introduced to Kansas City in the Unicorn’s In-Progress New Play Readings, Ishaq and Zeblyan are the last two surviving Jews in a dilapidated old synagogue in Kabul during the Taliban regime’s final days. The only thing that binds them together is that they hate each other’s guts. Could the salvation of Afghanistan’s Jewish community actually be left in the hands of these two meshuganas?  TWO JEWS WALK IN TO A WAR… made its premiere at Florida Stage and then went on to play at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and New Jersey Repertory Company, all three National New Play Network (NNPN) theatres of which the Unicorn is a founding member.  Playwright Rozin is the also the Artist Director of InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA, another NNPN founding theatre.  Unicorn Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin directs Jim Korinke and Robert Elliott.  Partial support for this production provided by the Herb and Bonnie Buchbinder Donor Advisory Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR… will be performed on the Unicorn’s Jerome Stage located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.  Previews are March 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  The play runs March 5-20, 2011.  Performances Tuesday through Thursday are at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm.  Talk back performances, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actors and director, are scheduled for March 8th, 13th and 15th.

Call 816-531-PLAY (7529) EXT. 10, online at www.UnicornTheatre.org or in person at the box office located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.  Special discounts are available for seniors (60+), Students and patrons Under 30.

About The Playwright
Seth Rozin is the author of several plays, including Men of Stone (produced by Theater Catalyst in 2001, nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play, published by Playscripts, Inc.), Missing Link (produced by InterAct Theatre Company in 2002, nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play), Reinventing Eden (showcased by the National New Play Network in 2005, produced by InterAct in 2006), The Space Between Us (readings at Abingdon Theatre in New York and InterAct), Black Gold (showcased by the National New Play Network in 2006, NNPN rolling world premieres at InterAct, Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Prop Thtr in Chicago, Arts West in Seattle in 2008), and Two Jews Walk Into A War… (NNPN rolling world premieres at Florida Stage, New Jersey Repertory Theatre and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, as well as Shadowland Theatre (Ellenville, NY), Unicorn Theatre (Kansas City), Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Lowell, MA) and InterAct in 2010-11.  He has also written the book, lyrics and music for a new musical entitled A Passing Wind: The (Mostly) True Story of Joseph Pujol, about the rise and fall of the world’s greatest “fartiste,” which will be premiered as part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in April, 2011.  Seth is the recipient of two playwriting fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the 2007 Smith Prize, as well as a 2002 new play commission from the Foundation for Jewish Culture.  He is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, where he has directed over 45 productions, including the world premieres of Thomas Gibbons’ Permanent Collection, Bee-Luther-Hatchee, Black Russian, A House With No Walls and 6221.  He served as President of the National New Play Network from 2002-2006, and currently Chairs the Philadelphia New Play Initiative.

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