Theater: How to Half-Die Laughing

Want to win a sure bet? Dare someone not to half-die laughing at Lou Jacobi in a slight but briskly burnished comic nugget of a play called Norman, Is That You?

Sour cream wouldn't melt in Jacobi's mouth, and his face looks like a bowl of stale potato salad. But he wears his troubles like epaulettes, and has he got troubles. He is the owner of a Midwest dry-cleaning establishment, and his wife has just run off with his partner who happens to be his brother. Seeking solace from his New York bachelor son...

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