Trembling Before G-d: The Musical

A story by Isaac Bashevis Singer about “homoerotic tensions” in the Hareidi world, has been unearthed by Bashevis Singer’s son, Yisrael Zamir, and turned into a play, which is now on stage at Habima and which will be coming to the states in May.

“There were a lot of problems the original story didn’t cope with,” says Zamir, “and we wanted the play to let the protagonists speak in a way my father’s story didn’t. The play develops the personal struggle of the two protagonists, who realize that while they cannot live without one another, there is no place for them as both believers and homosexuals.”

I was just kidding, by the way…I don’t think it’s a musical.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.