The Ben Hecht Show

"The Ben Hecht Show DELIVERS the goods...[it's] intriguing and an excellent history lesson well worth seeing." - Discover Hollywood

"...CHARISMATIC performance...a history lesson worth learning." - Broadway World

"...an interesting and thought-provoking presentation...Sherman does an excellent job of portraying Ben Hecht..." - LA Splash

"...sumptuously realized...make[s] an audience become more involved in the quest of this truly deserving great man of the 20th century and [solidifies] the relevance of Hechtís story in todayís world." - Bitter Lemons

Fri, Jul 24 – Sun, Aug 16
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

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Special Show Info
Running time: 70 minutes.

Zephyr On Melrose
7456 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90046
Ample Street Parking
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Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair access available

Valet Parking at Antonio's Restaurant 2 doors west.

The theatre has concessions.

(323) 960-7861

THE BEN HECHT SHOW takes you to 1943 into the private study of legendary playwright/screenwriter Ben Hecht (The Front Page, Nothing Sacred, Gone With The Wind). Hecht relates his own upbringing as an assimilated American Jew and his successes as a newspaperman, playwright, and screenwriter in Chicago, New York, and Hollywood. In the midst of the Second World War, Hecht becomes aware of the Nazi holocaust. He tackles the realities of anti-Semitism and undertakes his own actions to affirm his connection to Judaism.Not-quite-as-legendary playwright/actor James Sherman (Beau Jest, The God of Isaac, Jacob and Jack) portrays Ben Hecht in this entertaining, thought-provoking, and (sadly) topical show.

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