Mazel Tov in Las Vegas

Mazel Tov in Las Vegas

A One-Woman Sitdown Comedy

It’s a marriage made in hell! Everything you never wanted to know about tying the knot in sin city you’ll find out here!

After what seems like centuries of being a single, the narrator has finally found true love. Her family is dying to meet her Mr. Right 4ever, so she and her Benno fly off to Las Vegas. That’s where her mother, recently widowed, has settled in search of warm weather and a hot streak at the poker table. In the wedding chapel of the run-down, ex-luxury hotel Pink Palace, in the ugliest, craziest and weirdest city in the USA, the narrator will finally get to say, “I do.”

The whole mishpocheh flys in for the grand event: two aunts from New York, one sweet and grieving, the other loud and egocentric; the narrator’s brother and sister, Californians, join the crowd, too, including their boys, the quarreling cousins. Old and new conflicts are bound to erupt ­– and they do. Take cover!

The stage production of “Mazel Tov in Las Vegas” was based on the radio narration of the same name  and was later inspiration for the novel published in German in 1997.

One Woman Sitdown Comedy
written and performed by HJR
alternately in original English and German translation
Technical director: Dirk Schulz-Ehlers
Production: Amerika Haus Berlin, 1994/1995

Audio Sample of Live Recording (English)