National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene & Lost & Found Project to Present THE KING OF CHELM, 11/14-29

Back by popular demand for a strictly limited engagement, the FolksbieneRU and Lost & Found Project are proud to announce to return of the family musical The King of Chelm this November. The King of Chelm is written by Boris Zilberman and directed by the acclaimed Israeli actor/director Gera Sandler. The production features original score by composer Dmitri "Zisl" Slepovitch, with arrangement by Alex Ryaboy. Stage and multimedia design by L2CoLAB. The King of Chelm will run from November 14 - 29, 2015 at the Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street, NYC). Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting Eventbrite.com or clicking here Buy Tickets

The King of Chelm tells a story of a boy who dreams about becoming a super-hero. One day he wakes to find himself in a magical world where he learns what it is to be brave. In the upside-down and backwards universe of this small shtetl, Aaron together with the fools and the wise men of Chelm is going on a journey to find out what it really means to be a hero. The King of Chelm is an interactive performance for audiences ages 4-12. There is an interactive workshops following each show.

Cast includes Tirosh Schneider (NY: Austin's Dog Bread), Elena Levenson (Iphigenia and Other Daughters), Larissa Copetti (Alone in the US), Boris Zilberman (TV "Mysteries at the Monument"), Clemmie Evans (NY: The New Morality), Sergey Nagorny (TV: "The Americans"), Jonathan Smith (Film: Mooz-Lum). Creative team includes: Set & costume design by Luba Proger, Leonid Khanin of L2coLAB.

"We are thrilled to support FolksbieneRU and the Lost & Found Project in their innovative efforts to connect the Russian-speaking Jewish community with their roots through theater," said Marina Yudborovsky, regional director of Genesis Philanthropy Group - North America. "The Lost & Found Project brings true stories to life and relays the realities of the Russian Jewish American experience."

The King of Chelm is presented by FolksbieneRU: a partnership initiative of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Genesis Philanthropy Group and the generous support of Natan Fund.

FolksbieneRU is the Russian Division of The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. This unique performing arts platform was created to explore the rich heritage and complex identities of the Russian-speaking Jewish community. Using theatre and instruments of the performing arts to boldly venture into the matters of the heart, FolksbieneRU programs help participants find their own creative expression, connect with earlier generations, and deepen their Jewish identity. A special emphasis is placed on stewarding younger generations into Jewish life by bringing teaching artists to camps, schools and community organizations.

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