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Not That Jewish

803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


  • Date(s): May 24, 2019 to May 26, 2019
  • Event Times: Friday at 7:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Price: $75.00, $50.00, and $40.00
  • Location: Bijou Theatre

Not That Jewish, a critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit comedy will come to Knoxville over Memorial Day Weekend. This one-woman show is written and performed by Emmy Award Winning writer, comedian, and actress Monica Piper. It’s a provocative, entertaining, and poignant exploration of faith, family, and the values that inform our lives.

Critics have praised the show as “a gem” (New York Times) and “a wonderful evening of entertainment” (Broadway World). Often compared to Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, and Amazon Prime’s hottest comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Not That Jewish is a story about everyday events written through the lens of a Jewish Heart.

Written with the same humor and wit that won Piper an Emmy for Rugrats, an American Comedy Award Nomination for Top Female Comedian, and her own Showtime Special; Monica takes us on a hilarious journey from her childhood in the Bronx all the way to Broadway. Her questioning of what it means to “be Jewish” lead her on a journey of exploration that concludes with an understanding of what it means to have “a Jewish Heart” – one of humor, compassion, acceptance, and good deeds. In fact, a Jewish Heart is a human heart; something that can be shared universally and appreciated by those across all faiths and backgrounds. The audience falls in love with her whole family, but especially her father – who began his career as a comedian and provides some of the funniest, most poignant moments of the play.


Not That Jewish