KOSHER SALT

Comedy · abel horwitz · Ages 16+ · 1hr · United States of America

Content Warning one person show
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Review by BRETT MOORE

June 22, 2024 certified reviewer

What I liked

Abel does a phenomenal job balancing fanciful parodies of the worst beliefs perpetuated about Jews with the harsh, unforgiving reality of the real world consequences of those beliefs. The show swings from over-the-top to ridiculous to poignant to sad to joyful—all in about 45 minutes. It’s a marvelously skillful and important piece of theatre, perhaps the most moving I’ve seen this Fringe.

What I didn't like

I absolutely love this show and have exactly zero notes.

My overall impression

Utter brilliance. Over-the-top comedy with a brilliant purpose—ridiculing terrible and weird stereotypes—with moments that give way to the seriousness and sadness that comes with the general ostracization parts of our world practice towards Jews. Abel gives a brilliant performance ranging all over the emotional spectrum, and takes you for a ride through Jewish culture and the awful stereotypes they encounter, and brings you inside the culture, both wonderful and sad. An utterly brilliant piece!

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