The Black-Jew Dialogues

posted Mar 14, 2014, 7:10 PM by Hilary Godin
 - a theatrical comedy illuminating the difficult issues of diversity and multiculturalism is bringing its unique blend of education and entertainment to the Longmeadow High School Auditorium on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The show is being sponsored by Longmeadow High School, the school’s Unity Club and Peer Leadership Classes, the Longmeadow High School PAC and The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. The performance is open and free to the public. This two-man show combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, puppets and a game show to create an impactful audience experience that has gained praise across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom at universities, high schools, synagogues, and theatres. The show is funny, somewhat uncomfortable at times, and continually thought provoking. The life experiences shared by the performers brings to light the reality of these difficult issues and encourages the audience to open up during the discussion, which occurs immediately after the show. Since The Black-Jew Dialogues deals with complicated social issues, it is recommended that anyone attending be high school age or above. 

Emmy-award winner Ron Jones and his partner take the audience on an hysterical and poignant ride through three days they spent together in a cheap hotel room discussing their own experiences, the history of their people, and why there has been a growing rift between the two groups since the early 70′s. Through their dialogue the audience gains insight into the true nature of prejudice and how our inability to face our own biases separates us in ways that we may not even think about.