NYT Presents REFLECTIONS OF A LOST POET and A JOYFUL PURIM, 3/10-11

NYT Presents REFLECTIONS OF A LOST POET and A JOYFUL PURIM, 3/10-11

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, now in it's consecutive 99th season, will present two free one-night-only events at Baruch Performing Arts Center at 7pm this coming Monday and Tuesday. These events are sponsored by The City University of New York.

On Monday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m., starring TV's Avi Hoffman, REFLECTIONS OF A LOST POET is a funny and moving solo performance that follows the life and times of Itzik Manger. Through his songs and poems, we discover the joy and anguish of one of the greatest Yiddish poets who lived through the best and worst of times. Written by Miriam Hoffman with music direction by Binyumen Schaechter.

On Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m., A JOYFUL PURIM is the title of this evening that will feature two special presentations of of One-Act purim Shpiels. YAKHNE-SOSYE: based on a short story by Herbert Herschel Tuchman z'l, a couple from a small shtetl experience hilarious culture shock when they get a taste of highbrow society. Adapted by Miriam Hoffman. A GILBERT AND SULLIVAN PURIM SHPIEL: This parody of the Victorian operettas will make you plotz! Conceived by Chana Mlotek z'l.

These events will be presented at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 lexington Avenue. For additional information and tickets call (646) 312-5073 or visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org.

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