Every parent wishes the best for their child. They hope that they will fit in and be part of society. For Sam and Sylvia, it's the same, but they face a dilemma when their son wants to become The First Jewish Boy in the Ku Klux Klan. The Snow White Company production will play at uptown Manhattan's Homegrown Theatre Jan. 29-March 5. Previews began Jan. 26.
Set in those happy days of the 1950s, this Lionel Kranitz comedy tells the story of this nice suburban couple who are bringing up two boys, Arthur (the more popular one) and Sonny (the odd one). Things become somewhat atypical for this typical Jewish American family when Sonny announces his joining of the Ku Klux Klan.
Kranitz directs his own production for the Snow White Company with a cast includes Mary Round, Richard Springle, Peter Stadlen, and Brad Surosky. Designing sets and lighting will be by Peter Lach.
Before becoming a playwright, Kranitz had a noteworthy career as an actor. He was Anthony Perkins' understudy in Look Homeward Angel on Broadway, he had two notable appearances on television's "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and a role in the Joan Crawford film "The Best Of Everything" (credited as Lionel Kane).