Jewish Content

These plays are culturally specific to their Jewish characters’ points of view. Put them together to create a production of any length.

Etta and Ida at Starbucks
10 minute comedy
2 women, 1 either
Feisty Etta and Ida are quick to kvetch about costly coffee. Oy vey! That was a bad idea.

Which Goldberg?
10 minute comedy
2 women, 1 either
Etta and Ida are convinced they know the right people but they’re both wrong.

A Brief History of Mah Jongg
40 minute comedy
5-6 women
The feisty women return to their beloved Mah Jongg game from years before. Award-winning comedy about the power of women’s friendships.

Bagels
20 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
Bagels is a romantic comedy featuring seniors Jake and Rachel, who meet through an Internet dating site. But the computer seems to have made a mistake. Or did it?

How to Marry the Rabbi
1 man, 4 women
20 minute comedy
When the rabbi’s wife unexpectedly walks out on him, three women compete to win the rabbi’s heart. This heartwarming comedy is sure to be a hit!

Jack Benny’s Not 39 Any More
80 minute comedy
4 men, 3 women, 1 either
A  husband’s retirement schemes get interrupted when a widow moves in next door. Hilarious!

Matzo Balls
20 minute comedy
1 man, 4 women
The matzo balls have gone missing from Sunny Acres Retirement Home and Holmes and Watson are on the case–Shirley Holmes and Dottie Watson, that is! A great comedy!

Mimi & Me
15 minutes
2 women: Mimi (age 90) & Tindy (age 20)
A perky young volunteer tries to cheer up an outspoken older woman. What begins as a test of wills ends up as a loving relationship.

Not Kate or Leo
10 minute drama
1 man, 1 woman
Isidor and Ida Straus lost their lives prematurely on the deck of The Titanic, but their love, arguments, and an additional consolation survive the wave.

Roses to Plan
10 minute comedy
1 man, 1 woman
An older married couple give us a sweet and funny look at love in a long-standing marriage. Touching and kind, winner of many awards.

Sara Plays Her Game
10 minute monologue
1 either
In WWII Paris during Madame Joel’s French class, Sara learns how to play a very important game. Award-winning monologue!

Sgt. Levy’s Lonely Hearts Club
10 minute wordless play with music
1 man, 1 woman
Phyllis Greenberg and Charlie Levy live in neighboring apartments. Every night she dances to the Victrola in her apartment while he reads the newspaper in his. But tonight is different.

Today a Little Extra
15 minute comedy
2 men, 1 woman
When Mr. Levine takes over Mr. Abrams’ kosher butcher shop, he needs to learn how ’things are done’ here. A nice play with a lot of good feelings!  This play  is found in the collection, New Plays for Mature Actors.

Hannakah Santa
10 minute comedy
2 men, 1 woman
Time to call the rabbi, this is a real emergency. After spending a frantic hour looking for his Santa suit, Sam went running out the door at 4 o’clock in the morning. It was bad enough when he wore it to Purim, but on Hanukkah?
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