DON'T TEACH I'M PERFECT!
…A new Jewish comedy, which has played to sell out seasons in both Melbourne and Sydney, depicts the "trials and tribulations of a pair of ageing Jewish parents".
Written by Melbourne comedian and GP, Dr. Jack Felman, the play focuses on the conflict between Jewish immigrants and their children who often struggle to meet their parents’ demanding expectations..
Dr. Felman, the son of Holocaust survivors, says that the play is based on real-life experiences. "I don't tell any lies or make up anything. Everything is taken from my own experiences, my wife's, the cast's and the experiences of my friends and patients."
The play stars Dr. Felman as Velvel Pszeszekowski, a typical Jewish zaida, with Lena Fiszman as his aptly-named Yiddishe wife, Mania. Their son is played by Allen Brostek..
Dr. Felman says that most people can relate to his characters regardless of their age or background.
"I want people to look at issues that they had with their parents and to be able to laugh at them instead of crying at them. As a doctor, I try to laughter. Laughter is the best therapy, it is the best medicine."