NEW YIDDISH REP SETS APRIL "KABARET!"
AND A FREEDOM SEDER.
All events at The Cyrus and Rose Feldman Studio Theater, 315 W. 39 Street, 9th floor.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
"MOTZEI SHABBES KABARET, INTERNATIONAL NIGHT"
Doors open 8:30, performances begin at 9:00 PM.
Tickets $20 (includes one drink). Box office: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4215433. Info: 800-838-3006.
Abdoulaye, Ronit Asheri, Amy Coleman, Yochai Greenfeld, Lea Kalisch, Mira Kessler, Sam Lebovic, Dovid Lew, Gera Sandler, Noam Sandler and Bunia Turk appear in performance art, song and theater in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, English, Italian and German; African Drumming, Middle Eastern Fusion, Blues, Nigunim and Hip-Hop Works in Progress from New Yiddish Rep's writing workshop.
Motzei Shabbes Kabaret has become one of the most popular events of New Yiddish Rep. It showcases the talent of its company members and gives them a chance to put the work they've been doing in acting, singing, and writing workshops in front of an audience. It also gives the company a chance to rub elbows with its supporters in an intimate an informal setting.
"Motzei Shabbes" means the hours after the end of the Sabbath (Saturday night after sundown): a time to welcome the new week.
Photos are available at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/r2NS3BEFr5Qr8L8r6.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
SPECIAL EVENT, "FREEDOM SEDER"
Begins 7:00 PM
FREE but due to limited seating, reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4215443. Info: 800-838-3006.
If you have no plans for the first seder night, please join New Yiddish Rep. Their free, informal seder celebrates the struggle of all oppressed people to be free, remembering that on April 19, 1943, on the night of the first seder, the last chapter of the Jewish armed struggle began in the Warsaw Ghetto. If you want to bring food or drink, great. If you want to make a donation, beautiful. Just come, you'll be welcome, but reservations are strongly recommended because seating is limited.
This will not be a formal seder, so don't expect one. Eat, drink and schmooze; there are no restrictions or rules, except not to infringe on anyone else's celebratory impulses. Sing "Khad Gadyo" if you like, or "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," Phil Ochs or The Beatles. Quote the Haggadah, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, or Lao Tzu. Eat matzo or bread.
From "The Ghetto Fights" by Marek Edelman
"...during the Easter Holidays of 1940, pogroms lasting several days were instigated. The German Air Corps engaged Polish hoodlums for 4 zloty per "working day"... On the fourth day the Bund militia carried out revenge actions. Four major street battles resulted...Comrade, Bernard Goldsztejn commanded all of these battles from his hide-out.It was...our determined stand that momentarily checked the Germans' activities and went on record as the first Jewish act of resistance."
Read the entire, remarkable eyewitness account at: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/Holocaust/warsaw-uprising.html.
ABOUT NEW YIDDISH REP
New Yiddish Rep (www.newyiddishrep.org) is a developer of a wide array of Yiddish theater-related artistic activities. It offers modern treatments of the Yiddish classics and Yiddish interpretations of modern and post modern masterpieces in intimate venues and with easily readable supertitles. Its productions since its founding in 2008 include Yiddish renditions of "Rhinoceros," "God of Vengeance," "Awake and Sing," "Death of a Salesman" and "Waiting for Godot" as well as an abundance of plays originating in Yiddish. Led by David Mandelbaum and Amy Coleman, its aim is to carry the classical into the present, to develop new Yiddish-inspired works, and to investigate modern approaches to the vast Yiddish theater lexicon.
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