A divorced rabbi and an overweight black woman walk into a support group. Badum ching! Sounds like a joke, right? It’s actually the premise for “The Gospel According to Jerry,” a heart-warming world premiere play at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company that opened this weekend, and runs through May 8th.
The play is co-written by Rabbi Irwin Kula, who has been listed four years in a row in Newsweek as one of America’s “Top Ten” rabbis. An internationally sought-after speaker, Kula has led a Passover Seder in Bhutan; consulted with government officials in Rwanda; helped build cultural and interfaith bridges in Qatar; and met with leaders as diverse as the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor. Sounds like a brilliant and inspirational kind of guy.
And if you loved last month’s show “Goats,” you’re in luck since the male lead of “Gospel” is once again the dashing Ryan A. Lindberg. Greta Oglesby, the leading lady in “Gospel,” will remind performers of her rave performance at the Guthrie a while back in “Caroline, or Change.”
So what are you waiting for? Check out the show!
Here’s your chance to win free tickets.
Answer this question in the comments to this post before Friday, April 21st at midnight to win a free pair of tickets to a performance of “The Gospel” of your choice. Speaking of guys named Jerry…. which Jerry would you most want to meet? Jerry Springer? Jerry Seinfeld? Jerry Falwell or Jerry Lewis? And why? No judgment calls here – we’ll draw the winner randomly.
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