NEW - "JEWS, GOD, AND HISTORY (NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER)" - Talkin' Broadway Review
Posted by: T.B._Admin.09:22 pm EDT 05/21/22
James Wilson takes a look at Jews, God, and History (Not Necessarily in That Order) at The Flea:
Midway through his new solo show, Jews, God, and History (Not Necessarily in That Order), Michael Takiff articulates his own religious paradox: Identifying as an atheist, and he has since high school, Takiff claims that regardless of his non-beliefs, he has "witnessed God's presence." God, he says, was in attendance at his family's Orthodox synagogue "in Elizabeth, New Jersey, every year on Yom Kippur, between the hours of six and seven p.m." The evening combines stand-up, humorous guidelines for Jewish rituals, and pointed jabs at cultural stereotypes, but the most powerful moments occur when Takiff addresses his personal religious conflicts. For those fleeting instants, it seems that, miraculously, God is in the house.