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Sun, Feb 07


Ethics of the Fathers: AKA The Gangster & the Grandpa

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Ethics of the Fathers: AKA The Gangster & the Grandpa

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Feb 07, 2021, 7:00 PM

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The Ethics of The Fathers aka The Gangster and the Grandpa, a soul searching one-man show written and performed by Philadelphia theatre artist, Jesse Bernstein. In the late 1950s, a Jewish mob boss facing pressure from both the Feds and the underworld became friends with his doctor, a former Communist who had broken the Jewish quota at Penn Medical School and became one of the most respected cardiologists in New Jersey. Sixty years later, the doctor's grandson draws on the stories of this unlikely friendship and the teachings of Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) for a one-person show exploring morality, legacy, and Jewish identity in America.

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