Beau Jest

By James Sherman

Directed by Raymond Bradford

What’s a nice Jewish girl to do? The season continues with Beau Jest by James Sherman, a production originally performed in Chicago, to the delight of theatre patrons. “A light, sweet romantic comedy”, writes the Chicago Tribune.

Sarah Goldman is dating a nice WASP boy named Chris who unfortunately does not have the approval of her traditional parents. Sarah invents a boyfriend they will approve of, Dr. Steinberg. The parents insist on meeting Dr. Steinberg and Sarah is forced to hire someone to portray him – Bob, an inspiring actor. Let the hilarity ensue!

Produced by Bay Players at Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E Fairmount Avenue, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Performances: January 17-25, 2014

Performance Times: January 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Student/Senior $14 Adult $16 Group (10 or more persons) $10

Call 414-299-9040 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Sarah Goldman: (20-30) She wants nothing more than to please her parents in all areas of her life. She goes to extremes to trick them by making up a nice Jewish boyfriend.

Miriam Goldman: Mid 50s. Is the stereotypical overbearing Jewish mother. She wants what she thinks is best for her daughters. She believes that she can fix all of their problems if they would just listen to her.

Joeline Goldman: (30-60) She is a psychologist and is known for “studying” even her parents and sister while in conversation. She is divorced with children. She pretends to placate her parents, but is obviously sarcastic about it.

Abe Goldman: Late 50s. He is a workaholic that loves his children, but is really being told what to do by his wife. Is constantly arguing with his wife about small trivial details.

Chris: (20-40). He is Sarah’s first boyfriend whom her parents rejected because he is not Jewish. He tries to vie for Sarah’s affection even after she falls for Bob.

Bob: (20-35). He is an actor that works as hired escort. Sarah hires him to be her fake “Jewish” boyfriend. He and Sarah fall for each other and problems ensue.