Segal Centre to Present THE LOTTERY, 11/25-26
The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre's wildly successful I ? Yiddish Series continues with a staged reading of Sholem Aleichem's The Lottery, directed by Rachelle Glait. Join the DWYT company in the performance of this treasured Yiddish comedy on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th at 8:00 p.m. in the Segal Studio. Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.
Will winning the jackpot change your life?
The Lottery or Dos Groyse Gevins is a comedy about a simple tailor in Tsarist Russia. Shimele is humble, poverty-stricken and ... then he wins the lottery: 200,000 Russian roubles. To paraphrase the old 6/49 slogan, 200,000 roubles doesn't change you, but... Dos Groyse Gevins literally means "the big win".
Sholem Aleichem was arguably the most famous Yiddish playwright. Indeed, he brought Tevye the Milkman "to life." Without his stories and characters our literary tradition would be as shaky as...well, as a Fiddler on the Roof.
Starring many original and new members of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre ensemble.
Free coffee and snacks and light refreshments to follow each performance.
BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
Tickets: $24 - $28
Discounts for groups, seniors, under 30 and students available.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Segal Centre Box-Office at 514.739.7944, online at www.segalcentre.org or in person at 5170 ch. de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W-1M7.