02 Oct THEATRE EVENT “OY FATHER”
April 26, 2020
The true musical love story of a Jewish Woman - Cantor and a Catholic Priest
By Bill McBride with Irene Failenbogen and Bill McBride Original Music: Irene Failenbogen Violin: Anna Maria Manalo
Directed by Rhonda Carol
Bill McBride’s mother was a writer for comedienne Phyllis Diller, also a friend of the family. When Ms. Diller phoned the family one day, Bill answered and the following conversation ensued:
Phyllis: How are you doing Bill?
Bill: I married a Jewish Cantor and I left the priesthood.
Phyllis: It sounds like a mess.
Bill: Phyllis, it's the stuff of which great comedy is made.