Brownsville, Brooklyn Time: 1950s-1960s A Jewish family, led by an illiterate but dedicated immigrant mother, who single-handily fights through the tenement jungle of the Jewish ghetto-overpopulated Brownsville- for the survival of her children. Fast forward 30 years later, the children have grown but are now faced with the option with receiving the oldest son, the black sheep of the family, back into familial bosom because he may die shortly. The play encompasses the dark humor and tragedy of the Brooklyn Jewish ghetto of the last fifty years. Yet the play is about the survival of each member of this hilarious but combative family. How do they handle the hatred and love they each feel for the other? A wise man stated many centuries ago- the most hilarious humor comes out of the darkness of the crowded ghetto.