New Yiddish Culture Workers

New Yiddish Rep, founded by David Mandelbaum of La MaMa and Theater for the New City fame, is proud to present 3 new pieces for Yiddish and non-Yiddish speakers alike!
Sunday January 20th at 7 pm.
Tsures ba Laytn / People with Troubles

A reading of three Yiddish radio melodramas by the great Nahum Stutchkoff. If you think Jews in the 1940s had it easy (though you probably don’t), Stutchkoff will set you straight. Catastrophic illness, death, infidelity, and other old-time radio entertainment. No English supertitles.

Sunday February 3rd at 7 pm.
Yosl Rakover Speaks to G-d.

The last testament of a Chasid before his death fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The Holocaust classic by Zvi Kolitz. Adapted for the stage and performed by David Mandelbaum, directed by Amy Coleman. In Yiddish with English super-titles.

Monday, February 4th at 7 pm.
The Essence, a dim sum of Yiddish Theater

An overview of Yiddish Theater from Abraham Goldfaden to the present day. Created by Allen Rickman, performed by Allen Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson and Steve Sterner. Narration in English, songs and scenes in Yiddish with English supertitles.

There is also a film series in conjunction with the New Yiddish Rep’s new projects. On January 24th, New Yiddish Rep will present Grine Felder, 1937, USA. The National Center for Jewish Film writes about the film: An ascetic young scholar ventures into the Lithuanian countryside, searching for the city of “true Jews.” The most critically acclaimed and beloved of American Yiddish talkies, Edgar G. Ulmer’s soulful open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein’s classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. Green Fields celebrates an idyllic world of tribal wholeness and innate piety – no other movie has ever represented the shtetl with such lyricism.
All of the performances and screenings will take place at:
The Community Synagogue
325 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10003
Suggested Donation of 15 dollars for performances. The theater appreciates donations, but maintains an “pay as you exit” policy to ensure that Yiddish theater is accessible to everyone. So come support new Yiddish theater, Jewish art and community development! We’ll see you there!

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