Polish Joke

Polish Joke

by David Ives
ISBN-10:
0822219565
ISBN-13:
2900822219568
Pub. Date:
01/01/2004
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
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Polish Joke

A comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search for "roots." Jasiu (thirtyish) is a Polish-American who has been taught not to value his own roots, so he decides to make his own roots, reinventing himself first as a sort of non-ethnic everyman, then as an "Irishman." Jasiu's adventures—alternately zany and heartbreaking—take him through a job interview with an Ur-Wasp; to an attempt to become a Catholic priest; to a flower shop where he can't get service because he is weirdly invisible; to a doomed love affair with a Jewish woman; to a wacky Irish travel agency where he has to prove that he is Irish before he can buy a ticket; and to a doctor more interested in ethnic pain than in healing. Jasiu is also bedeviled by a reappearing Polish relative and has to face off with the ghost of a dead Polish patriot. In the end, by trying to get away from his ethnic background, Jasiu finds out who he is and what it means to be "a Pole."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900822219568
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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