Hoaxocaust! is a theatrical experience, followed by talk back sessions, probing issues of cultural, ethnic and religious identity. It is a shocking, irreverent examination of how “victims” are defined, how “truth” gets disseminated, and why, for all of us, politics are so stubbornly personal.
Join noted monologist Barry Levey as he asks daring questions about ethnic identity, anti-Semitism and the reinterpretation of history. Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of “The Holocaust”? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened?
In search of answers, Barry relates his recent interviews with Holocaust deniers from Illinois to Iran. He learns that Hitler’s speeches were just badly translated; that gas chambers were an engineering impossibility; and that most of the alleged victims are alive and well and living in Brooklyn.
Having opened last week the show runs until the 17th of June at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003.
For more information and tickets, go to www.HOAXOCAUST.com.