MOXIE Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115


Tickets $38


Post-Performance Talkback Schedule

Join your fellow audience members in a discussion reflecting on the performance. Share your own insights and opinions as special guests from the production and/or the community join the conversation, take questions, and discuss their personal experiences in bringing A Jewish Joke to the stage.


Note: All Talkbacks begin immediately after the performance.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Phil Johnson (Artist, Co-Writer) & David Ellenstein (Director)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Phil Johnson (Artist, Co-Writer) & Jenna Zamohi (Associate Director, San Diego Anti-Defamation League)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Phil Johnson (Artist, Co-Writer) & Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal (Rabbi Emeritus, Tifereth Israel Synagogue)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Phil Johnson (Artist, Co-Writer) & Jess Durfee (Progressive Political Leader/Activist)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Phil Johnson (Artist, Co-Writer) & Dr. Joellyn Zollman (Ph.D. - Jewish History, CJC "Laugh and Learn" Class)



A Drama About Comedy


In 1950’s Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. Funny and lovable, Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie’s career, he has been asked to name names and give up his friend. He has one day to decide if he will accede to government demands and save his skin, or protect his friend and save his soul in the most serious decision of his life. One man’s journey through a historical reality as well as into the depths of his own soul is the heart of this multi-layered, compelling, and relevant play.