You'll laugh and learn at the same time when you see “The Black-Jew Dialogues.”

Dubbed a “social justice comedy,” the show explores themes of diversity in America while getting some laughs, too.

The event will have two area performances: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Iowa Western Community College and 1 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Both events are free.

The show includes sketches, improvisation, puppets and a game show. A discussion about the show's themes will take place at the end.

“After they've laughed together at the absurdity of bigotry and hate, their appetite to talk has been stirred,” said Larry Jay Tish, one of the show's writers and performers.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1557, kevin.coffey@owh.com

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