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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents Bay Area audiences with the California premiere of Finks, a comic drama based on the true story of comedian-actor Jack Gilford. With the 1950s Red Scare in full swing, the House Un-American Activities Committee attacks "subversion" in the arts. When a romance blossoms between a rising comic and a firebrand actress, they face being blacklisted along with their friends and fellow artists. Written by Jack's son, playwright-screenwriter Joe Gilford, this engaging play shares the story of targeted individuals in the entertainment industry suddenly faced with losing their careers, or being branded forever as "finks." Contains mature language.

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