Now Playing at SoHo Playhouse: The Book of Moron

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What happens when a person loses his memory due to a traumatic incident? Amnesia occurs, providing no context of one’s life and no solid ground on which to stand.

Now Playing at SoHo Playhouse: The Book of Moron

That is a premise, or at least a starting off point for the hilariously titled The Book of Moron, written by and starring satirist Robert DuBac, the one-man show at the SoHo Playhouse, originally directed by the late Gary Shandling.

It’s a cogent expedition through the absurdities of our world, examining how we shape our opinions. Smartly observational, The Book of Mormon uses the convention of amnesia and the desire to re-discover DuBac’s beliefs and values to bring to light so many of the stupidities that litter our society.

DuBac is surely likable, and his writing is witty, but I would not call it laugh out loud, slap your knee kind of funny. Honestly, I was most intrigued by the story of how he lost his memory. DuBac doesn’t spend a lot of time on that important fact, which is the centerpiece of this journey. I think that would be well worth exploring in his next piece.

The Book of Moron plays through Oct. 3 at the SoHo Playhouse on Van Dam Street.

COVID-19 Regulations: The SoHo Playhouse requests all patrons have a Covid vaccine card or a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of the event). All Patrons must wear a mask and Social Distance to stay safe.




  • Valerie Smaldone

    Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has joined The Story Plant Entertainment Company and is currently working on a film and Broadway play. Visit her website at

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