I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce

March 15–19, 2023

Written by and starring Ronnie Marmo
Directed by multi award-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna

“Lenny Bruce is still talking dirty.” – The New York Times

“Funny, fierce, tragic…beautifully directed by Joe Mantegna with a strong performance by Ronnie Marmo vividly brings to life the comedian we so miss today.” – Billy Crystal

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT – Ronnie Marmo brings his play about the life and death of the legendary, groundbreaking, and controversial comedian Lenny Bruce to Rochester after acclaimed runs in Chicago and LA. Bruce’s unwavering passion for free speech led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Ronnie Marmo (Criminal Minds, General Hospital), brings the notorious funnyman to life in a crowd-shocking show Lenny’s daughter Kitty Bruce calls “The best portrayal of my father I have ever seen.”

Sponsored by

with additional support from Rita Rudnick

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

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Wednesday, March 15, 7pm*
Thursday, March 16, 7pm*
Saturday, March 18, 2pm
Saturday, March 18, 8pm
Sunday, March 19, 2pm (Live Open Captioned)

*Post-show talkback

JCC Members: $35
Non-Member: $40
Students: $20

All patrons welcome regardless of vaccination status. Masks encouraged, and may be required depending on Covid conditions at the time of the event.


Sunday, Mar 19 2023


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue

Form 990 for year-end 6/30/2022 can be obtained by emailing mmarsh@jccrochester.org

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