When Your Soulmate Dies

Performing Arts
Mar 25, 2023
 to Jun 24, 2023 7:30pm
to 7:30pm $20
Official Site

Following the death of Steve Epstein’s beloved Naimah Hassan last October and written together by the comedy duo in her final days, When Your Soulmate Dies brings a poignant yet comedic new chapter to the legendary wisdom, compassion, and humor of ‘The Black and the Jew,’ and a culmination of their ‘BlackJewLove’ themes on race, class, and sexuality. Now with a touch of grieving, Epstein (with Hassan by video) gets personal in a heartfelt and funny hour of their classic comedy and socio-political commentary.

“Epstein had a front row seat to the kind of racism his wife experienced for 40 years, with the final year worst of all. His testimony is as funny and as biting as the comedy of Lenny Bruce, and as sorrowful as the blues. Everybody needs to hear it.” - Trav SD, Chelsea Community News

“The final year of Naimah’s life spent in nursing homes and hospitals underscored the mistreatment of Black women, highlighting the historic racism by the healthcare industry toward this marginalized group, among all others,” said Epstein. “After 40 years of marriage and as partners in comedy and social justice initiatives, When Your Soulmate Dies is meant to punch and inspire, while bringing levity to a serious subject.”

Tickets are $20, plus fees. Visit OvationTix, or call (212) 242-6216. Tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes before performances.

The runtime is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

About Steve Epstein, Naimah Hassan and ‘BlackJewLove”

An interracial married couple and comedic, spirituality and sexuality powerhouse for 40 years, Epstein and Hassan have tackled taboo topics with wit, wisdom, and compassion for audiences across the nation. Their long-running show What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex(Alchemical Theater) catapulted them onto the comedy scene as relationship experts discussing serious topics that fall “outside the bounds of polite conversation.” With blushing candor, the team has been heralded by audiences and critics for their exploration of sex, sexuality, spirituality and interracial “BlackJewLove.” They were hosts for Blue Angle Exotic Cabaretat House of Candles (Gene Frankel Theatre), and Shock and Awe a Go Go(Cutting Room, Museum of Sex). Their other shows included The Black And The Jew Go Buddhist (Zinc Bar, Sweet Rhythm), She’s Black He’s Jewish They’re Married Oy Vey (Cutting Room, Zinc Bar), Blackjewlove Technology (Theatre For The New City), and Surf Reality (La MaMa). Podcast: “The Black And The Jew Comedy Hour” on New York Talk Radio; Radio Show: “She Black, He’s Jewish, They’re Married, Oy Vey!” on Breakthru Radio.

Author: Epstein & Hassan

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East Village
104 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011


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