Took A Cab Productions and the world-famous Improv comedy club chain present an outrageous comedy, inspired by a true story, about family dysfunction, atonement and matzo balls. On the eve of Rosh Hashanah in 1967, Joey brings his pregnant, Christian fiancée home to meet the radical communist bubby who raised him. Minka Grazonsky is tough as nails — and why not? Her brother was the first president of Stalin’s Soviet Union. When Joey’s alcoholic father shows up at the table, alliances are challenged and new beginnings forged… maybe. Acclaimed TV and film actor John Pleshette (Knots Landing, Murder One, Curb Your Enthusiasm) and stand-up comedian and actress Cathy Ladman (I’m Dying Up Here, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Scandal) — a late-night favorite who has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show and has her own HBO One Night Stand special — anchor the ensemble cast Aug. 18–Sept. 23; Saturdays @ 8 p.m. / Sundays @ 3 p.m. / Mondays @ 8 p.m.; $35; Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; (323) 960-4412; www.Plays411.com/Matzoballs.