“We should all be glad that a challenging and intelligent solo show like Hoaxocaust! is onstage anywhere. This is worthwhile and timely theater of the highest order.” - Theatermania
“Skilfully raises questions about religion and politics with humor, earning laughs from a subject that many might think is too sacred to get such a treatment.” - Theatre Is Easy
“Uses sharp satire to pierce the gasbags… There are more controversial and provocative ideas crammed into the 70-minute Hoaxocaust! than in most plays on or off Broadway.” -Jewish Standard
“Squarely nails the inherent absurdity behind Holocaust denial.” -New Voices
Questing Beast Productions, in partnership with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, is pleased to present Barry Levey in his provocative play Hoaxocaust! directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg. Hoaxocaust! will play twenty three performances from September 5th through the 30th, 2018 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003). Opening night is Wednesday, September 12th at 8:00 P.M.
Press are cordially invited Friday, Sept 7th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, Sept 8th at 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm, Sunday, Sept 9th at 2:00 pm, and Opening Night Wednesday, Sept 12th at 8:00 pm (and any subsequent performance upon request).
What roles should past horrors play in defining ourselves, our religious views, or even our politics? Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of the Holocaust? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened? Mahmoud Abbas has said it. Poland has said it. Some people currently running for our Congress and in our President's coalition have said it. If the Holocaust didn’t happen… what did? Join writer/performer Barry Levey on an around-the-world adventure as he tracks down deniers from Illinois to Iran, meets engineers and ex-presidents, and dodges a brother in Hungary and a boyfriend back home on a journey to discover the shocking truth.
Developed at the New Group, the cell, and Prospect Theater Company at 59E59, Hoaxacaust! previously performed at Theater for the New City and won the NY International Fringe Festival’s 2014 Overall Excellence award. It returned for the FringeNYC Encore Series: Solo in the City at the Baruch Performing Arts Center before touring to Jersey City Theater Center and Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael.
Hoaxocaust! plays the following twenty three performances through Sun, Sept 30th:
Wed, Sept 5th at 8:00 P.M.Fri, Sept 7th at 7:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 8th at 2:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 8th 6:00 P.M.Sun, Sept 9th 2:00 P.M.
Wed, Sept 12th 8:00 P.M.Fri, Sept 14th 9:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 15th 4:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 15th 8:00 P.M.Sun, Sept 16th 4:00 P.M.Sun, Sept 16th 8:00 P.M.
Thu, Sept 20th 8:00 P.M.Fri, Sept 21st 7:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 22nd 2:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 22nd 6:00 P.M.Sun, Sept 23rd 2:00 P.M.
Tue, Sept 25th 8:00 P.M.Wed, Sept 26th 8:00 P.M.Fri, Sept 28th 7:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 29th 2:00 P.M.Sat, Sept 29th 6:00 P.M.Sun, Sept 30th 4:00 P.M.Sun, Sept 30th 8:00 P.M.
Tickets start at $25.00 and are currently available to purchase by calling 646-395-4310 or by visiting www.14streety.org.Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime.
Running Time: 75 Minutes
“Funny and engaging… something rare and wonderful to find.” -Stage Buddy
This one-man show about Holocaust deniers had so many enjoyable and provocative twists and ideas that left us in its grips for days. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a one-person show that was as thrilling and absorbing as this.” -Letters from the Mezzanine
“A compelling, thought-provoking, emotional, can’t stop thinking, how will I sleep tonight one-man show.” -Call Me Adam
“Levey’s script is beautifully structured. It’s sharp and insightful, simultaneously funny and thought-provoking.” -Woman Around Town
“Argues with great quiet force” -History News Network
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