Beau Jest


Dates: April 9-11, 16-18, 1999


Community Players Theatre

Corporate Sponsor: Allstate Insurance, Tom Snyder Agency


Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Kringle. She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor, and they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and, over the heated protests of Chris, employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date to be Dr. Steinberg. Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and Sarah’s parents are enraptured. Soon, even Sarah falls for Bob.

Author: James Sherman

Historian’s Corner

The fifth offering of the 76th season was the contemporary comedy “Beau Jest.” This production was well-received and called good fun to escape everyday worries. Also, highly praised was the technical staff who with amazement served two full meals throughout the play.