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One can relate to this play, asking "why so comfortable" to "why now upset", within the social structures of religion and other parts of life. If you step back and take a Big look, you might find this play echoing, in the stretched imagination, our government parties posturing themselves with "this behavior is acceptable" to "oh my God, what have you done to embarrass us?"
In the end, we learn it is about choice. We do not mock who we are or where we came from. We just exercise choice. Chris O'Connel and Adam Lipschitz want to exercise their choice, for a gentile (Chris) to date a Jewish girl, and for a Jew (Adam) to date a gentile.
At first it is Chris who has the social challenge in front of him, to become part of the fold, undercover, so he can learn how to be a Jew, and to marry a Jewish girl. Then it changes to Adam. Adam does not understand why Chris is so hyped on becoming a Jew. Adam would rather not be reminded of his roots. Chris convinces Adam that Jewish girls are "Jewtopia", and that he can find Adam a Jewish girl. So they make a pact to help each other.
At the end everyone wins. They exercised their choice, against the odds of the social structure of religion, and maintained dignity. As I wrote, this play may not be for everyone. It is, a comedy! I do recommend you go see it, if not to laugh, then to learn.
Here are the characters starting with the character name followed by the actors name . . .