It Really Is a Comedy

A play dealing with issues of faith, commitment, and neo-Nazis doesn't sound like much of a comedy, but audiences have been raving about the laugh-out-loud hilarity found in James Sherman's play The God of Isaac since it opened in Chicago's Victory Gardens in 1985. This insightful stage production deals with the identity crisis of main character Isaac Adams, a young Jewish writer who begins looking introspectively at his religious beliefs after a neo-Nazi group stages a march in his hometown. Still doesn't sound like a comedy, huh? Well this play-within-a-play (the main character has written a play about himself, in which he plays himself -- it all comes together perfectly on stage) broaches serious themes ever so lightly. From Isaac's ill-fated marriage to a non-Jewish female (he calls her a "shiksa") to his deep soul-searching, this unique play will make you laugh as much as it makes you think. The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and runs through April 20 at the Broward Stage Door, located at 8036 W. Sample Road in Coral Springs. Tickets cost $38. Call 954-344-7765, or visit
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: April 2. Continues through April 20, 2014
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Alex Rendon