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The Black Jew Dialogues Kicks Off 2010 Nationwide Tour in New York City

The Black Jew Dialogues, the social-justice comedy that has been taking college campuses across America by storm, will kick off its 2010 nationwide tour in New York City with performances at LREI High School in Manhattan on January 12 and Temple Israel Center in White Plains on January 13.

Written and performed by Emmy award-winner Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish, the comedy deals with the history and nature of prejudice and racism. Combining fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media and audience participation The Black Jew Dialogues has been on the vanguard of a new and vital conversation about race and culture, not just for African-Americans and Jews, but for all Americans.

Though the show was produced for the theatre, the show has gained a substantial following on high school and college campuses across the country because of it’s clear messages of tolerance and understanding which The Washington Post calls “funny” and The Boston Globe praises “gets to the heart of what divides people.”
Given the complex role that race and culture continues to play in America, as well as the divisive tone of political rheteric, it is rare that young people get to ingage these issues with their peers in a productive way. The hilarious show is always followed by a thoughtful and heartfelt discussion.

“We know the show is changing lives and attitudes. Issues like affirmative action, gender rights, and stereotypes come up in almost every discussion” said Jones. “They are eager to talk. We have had students share some amazing things. We sometimes talk with small groups hours after the show is over and on the web.”

With hundreds of sold-out performances in its wake, The Black Jew Dialogues is setting out for its busiest tour schedule ever. Following New York the show hits the road for performances in Indiana, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Maine, Virginia, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana,
and Georgia.

Contact: Ron Jones | ron AT theblackjewdialogues.com | 617-828-7491
For more information visit http://www.theblackjewdialogues.com

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