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When Itzak Goldberg arrives in New York in 1934 with his father, both escapees from the Russian pogroms, one of the first things he does is change his name to Eddie Ross.  He wants to retain nothing that makes his Jewishness a target.  

He wants to be American.

His sons - Joey, whom he is training to be a boxer, and a younger boy Charlie, who is also the adult narrator - live in confusion about being Jewish.  They have mostly made the transition to all-American boys but discover their heritage can not be forgotten.

Through the journey of Charlie's childhood, we see the forces and paradoxes that shape fatherhood.

We arrive in the end, as so many do, at the beginning.

This is a wonderful brave play full of laughter and tears 

- as is life.

3 - 18 OCTOBER 1998

St. Martins Theatre

Written by

HERB GARDNER

Directed by

CAROLINE STACEY

Produced by

JAMIE MUSHIN

Starring

ERNIE SCHWARTZ

DANIEL BRODER

JONATHAN GLICKFIELD

NICI GRAY

MAURIE JOHNS

JONATHAN SKOVRON

FAY JOSKE

IAN RUBINSTEIN

JACOB OBERMAN

PIP MUSHIN

ELLIOT EPSTEIN

JONATHAN GOLDBERG

JOSHUA AKERSTEIN

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