Modern Orthodox

Starring: Craig Bierko, Jason Biggs, Molly Ringwald; Opening Date: 12/06/2004

American Pie star Jason Biggs wears out his welcome quickly in Daniel Goldfarb’s trifle of a play. A self-professed shmegege who deals in diamonds, Biggs’ Hershel gloms onto two ”ersatz Jews” he hardly knows: He helps them find their faith, they help him find a virgin bride (Jenn Harris, so funny you could plotz), and the audience must endure cringe-worthy punchlines. Hershel on his parents: ”They love each other like a dog his balls.” Oy! Thankfully, Craig Bierko and Molly Ringwald (as the couple) provide an oasis of calm amid all of Modern Orthodox’s mishegoss. (TC)

Originally posted December 20 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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