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New York, present day. God has blessed Alfred Wells with great prosperity. Now He has commanded that Al sacrifice his teenage son as a “burnt offering.”Will he do it? A fascinating modern-day retelling of the Binding of Isaac.

JCC Theaterworks
He Who Laughs
By Ian Cohen
Directed by Reuven Russell
with Gore Abrams, Kate Kenney, Chuck Montgomery, Jane Tamarkin and Matt Walker

Saturday, December 14: 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 15: 2 and 7 pm
Monday, December 16: 7:30 pm


Everybody's pal, Billy Ryan, a husband and father of three, has suffered a heart attack and is laid-up at Franklin General. This sets in motion events that threaten to realize Billy's worst nightmare; that his secret life of hookers, porn, booze, drugs, (and other fun stuff too numerous to mention), will be revealed. He's sick. He's broke. He owes thousands. His wife hates him. His kids would too, but they don't really know who he is. While in the hospital, Billy's aided by the tough love of his Uncle Ray, and surprisingly, by the genuine care and concern of his young doctor, a devout Christian, Liz Kim. Once released, he might wish he was back in the hospital. He's in danger of losing everything; his family, his job and maybe even his life for the pleasures to be found on Jefferson Street. JEFFERSON STREET is a darkly comic foray into the varied worlds of sex for hire, its effects on one man's life, his friends and family.



First Prize Winner

2006 Kaufman & Hart Award for New American Comedy

World Premiere! Arkansas Rep. 4/29/2007 - 5/13/2007



PlayLabs-The Playwrights Center

Featured at PS 122, presented as part of playgroundzero, at the undergroundzero festival.
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen



Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Play
as part of the Helen Hayes Awards


Outstanding Resident Play as part of the Helen Hayes Awards


American Theatre Critic's Association
Annual ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award


2006 Lucille Lortel Foundation Playwrights Fellowship

La Ronde, the Playwright's Ring
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