In the Jewish enclave of New York's lower East Side, hapless inventor Mendel is constantly in debt since he uses all his (and other people's) money to tinker with machines that will make him rich. He finally does create a dish washing machine and becomes involved with his match-making, rent-collecting brother-in-law Bernard and Bernard's partner to market the machine. Success leads to strife in the family and Mendel's wife Zelda moves 'uptown' with her new found wealth while Mendel builds a luxurious townhouse in the East Side. Complications with finances lead to a reconciliation between Zelda and Mendel and cumuppence for the wheelers and dealers involved. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The play originally opened in New York City, New York, USA on 25 November 1929 and ran for 216 performances. Joe Smith
and Charles Dale
originated their roles in the play. See more
aka "A Bicycle Built for Two"
Music by Harry Dacre
Played during the opening credits See more