Monday, 16 June 2008

Hold The Pickle, June 17, 2008 ***1/2

Hold The Pickle by Rachel Berger
La Mama, June 17 to 29, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
Stars: 3 ½ 

 By cleverly balancing her comic skill with poignant story telling and delightful characterisations, Rachel Berger relives her Polish-Jewish parents’ journey from war torn Europe to their deli in Acland Street, St. Kilda. 

She depicts their grim life hiding in a cupboard for 13 months, the hilarious European Jews clustered outside the deli and peppers the lot with gags about pickles and salami.

By Kate Herbert

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