The Theater: On Being Jewish

Broadway has attempted the impossible so far this season—theater without plays. In this drama vacuum, we have been offered illustrated record albums, scissors-and-paste adaptations of short stories and documentary racial preachments.

Like a bridge player with an unbiddable hand, drama passes again in Unlikely Heroes: 3 Philip Roth Stories.

Right off, the title is a giveaway. Can anyone imagine that the writer's name would have marquee pulling power, except for Portnoy's Complaint? Under the circumstances, it might have been cleverer to adapt the novel. After all, simulated masturbation poses no problem for the...

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