Tevye With Sour Salt

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER by Herb Gardner

Eddie Ross (Judd Hirsch) is a Manhattan Tevye circa 1936, railing at family, customers and God. The fury is understandable. Both sons are targets of anti- Semitic gangs. Racketeers want a piece of his saloon business. Worse still, Zaretsky (David Margulies), an aging star of the Yiddish theater, keeps informing him of the Holocaust engulfing Europe.

In Herb Gardner's memory play, Conversations with My Father, Eddie takes on the opposition over the course of 40 years. The thugs back off when he threatens them; they sense that this "crazy Hebe" would just as soon...

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