Red Sea Pedestrians

Did you hear the one about the guy who came home and found his best friend in bed with his wife? He said, “Morris, I have to. But you?” Ba-dum-ching! That’s Catskills humor for ya. But the Borscht Belt — a string of large Jewish resorts where the likes of Rodney Dangerfield, Lenny Bruce, and Woody Allen got their starts — is long gone. “It used to be like Vegas; it was the most vibrant place where all the entertainers went,” comedian Jake Ehrenreich says. And he should know: He was one of many Brooklyn kids who spent summers there with their parents. Now he re-creates that whole scene along with other poignant moments from his life through his wildly popular and critically acclaimed show A Jew Grows in Brooklyn.

Last year, it sold out for four months in West Palm Beach (where it’s headed for another seven-week run). But now in its first appearance in the Magic City, you can catch the action in an intimate 350-seat setting. And Ehrenreich has a special message for Miamians: “Come say hello after the show. I meet people in the lobby and it’s unbelievable what I hear.” Meet him this Saturday at the Alper JCC. The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets range from $40 to $45.
Sat., Jan. 17, 2009

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