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“The Black-Jew Dialogues” bring humor to race relations


Utilizing laughter, honesty and conversation, “The Black-Jew Dialogues” is a two-person play that provides a comedic look at the history and absurdity of prejudice and racism.

Emmy-award winner Ron Jones and veteran performer Larry Jay Tish take to the stage at Illinois College on Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Sibert Theatre.

The pair takes the audience on a hysterical and poignant ride through three days they spent together in a cheap hotel room discussing their own experiences, the history of their people and why there has been a growing rift between the two groups since the early 1970s.
“The Black-Jew Dialogues” combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, puppets and a game show to create a show that has gained praise across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom at universities, colleges, high schools, synagogues and theatres.

This presentation is free and open to the public.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3149 for more information.

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