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Ordinary Americans

Ordinary Americans

Dec 06 2019
West Palm Beach, FL

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Critic's Reviews

"Premiere Of Ordinary Americans Details Still Resonating Issues Of Blacklist & McCarthyism"
 -  Florida Theater On Stage

"New play about Jewish heroine of the blacklist era is at its best when it sheds restraint"
 -  The Palm Beach Post

"“Ordinary Americans,” about 1950s television star Gertrude Berg’s battle to keep her show on the air when her co-star is blacklisted, is at Palm Beach"
 -  Palm Beach Daily News

"Ordinary Americans – Growing up with The Goldbergs in one of the most challenging times of our country"
 -  Splash Magazine

"‘Ordinary Americans’ Chronicles Gertrude Berg, Pioneer of American Television Sitcom"
 -  WPB Magazine

"Dimon’s star turn gives Dramaworks its best-ever new play"
 -  Palm Beach ArtsPaper

"‘Ordinary Americans’ has deeply affecting world premiere at Dramaworks"
 -  Palms West Monthly

"Dramatic December"
 -  Palm Beach Illustrated

"“Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg!” ‘Ordinary Americans’ has a Deeply Affecting World Premiere"
 -  Lacunae Musing

Story

In the early 1950s, Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, the pioneering stars of television’s groundbreaking sitcom, The Goldbergs , heroically struggle to save their show, their careers, and their friendship in the face of McCarthyism, anti-Semitism, and the political climate of the country. Based on actual events, Ordinary Americans reveals the double-edged sword between speaking out and staying silent.

Producer

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Cast & Creative

Creative
Playwright Joseph McDonough
Directed by William Hayes
Scenic Design Michael Amico
Lighting Design Christina Watanabe
Costume Design Brian O'Keefe
Sound Design David Thomas
Associate Directed by Ilana Becker
Elizabeth Dimon as Gertrude Berg
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
 Elizabeth Dimon as Gertrude Berg
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough
Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough