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New Yiddish Rep Announces Season Of Resistance New Yiddish Rep (NYR) is pleased to announce an exhilirating line-up for the 2018-2019 season: "A Season of Resistance". The excitement begins in the Garment District at NYR's new Kamer Theater with The Whore From Ohio (Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo) (Oct 6, 2018) and makes its way to the East Village at The Theater at the 14th Street Y with the much anticipated return of Waiting for Godot in Yiddish (Dec 21, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019) as part of The 14th Street Y's Season of "War and Peace".

"We've tried to fashion a season that gives us and our audiences a way to resist the resurgence of the "big lie" through the voices of playwrights like Ionesco, Odets, Levin and, of course, Beckett," states Artistic Director David Mandelbaum. "We've already seen rhinoceroses rampaging in Charlottesville. We've seen the rich get richer through the fiction that tax cuts benefitting the wealthy would somehow help the impoverished. We've seen the heart breaking plight of refugees being treated like criminals, children wrested from the arms of their parents, For us this is a season of protest and resistance. Its no longer just about Yiddish or Jewish. Its about not standing by and mutely watching the transformation of our society into a replica of the tragic past."

AT THE KAMER THEATER
(315 W. 39th St, Studio 902, New York, NY 10018)

THE WHORE FROM OHIO (Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo)
Oct 6th, 2018 at 9:00 P.M.
Written by Hanoch Levin
Translated by Eli Rosen

With Mary Black, David Mandelbaum, and Eli Rosen.

Performed in Yiddish with English super-titles.

A dark existentialist comedy about love, death and unfulfilled dreams. Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo is a play about the relative spiritual value of longing versus reality. In this play Levin poses the question: were we better off with the longing than with the reality?

Suitable for ages 16+

Tickets $18: https://whorefromohio.brownpapertickets.com/

MY SHIKSA BOYFRIEND
Oct 17th and 19th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

Written and performed by Arielle Beth Klein.
Directed by Sidse Ploug Soerensen.
 


"Why haven't I met your family yet?" In a personal narrative, "My Shiksa Boyfriend" explores dating, religion, and identity. This is the second workshop performance of a solo show written and performed by Arielle Beth Klein. Workshopped and rehearsed with dramaturg and director, Sidse Ploug Soerensen.


Tickets: $18, https://shiksa.brownpapertickets.com

MOTSE-SHABES KABARET
Oct 20th, 2018 at 8:30 P.M. (Doors open at 8:00 P.M.)

Madness, Mathem, Mame-Loshn. An evening of song, dance and general revelry. Featuring Mary Black, Amy Coleman, Malky Goldman, Eli Rosen, among others.

Tickets: $10, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620402

AT THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y
(344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003)

WAITING FOR GODOT (Vartn Af Godot)
Dec 21, 2018 through Jan 27, 2019

Written by Samuel Beckett
Translated by Shane Baker
Directed by Ronit Muszkatblit
With Shane Baker, David Mandelbaum, Gera Sandler, Noam Sandler, and Luzer Twersky.

Performed in Yiddish with English super-titles.

"Beckett's play (which was originally produced in French) may finally have found its mother tongue." - The New Yorker

Famously described by Irish critic Vivian Mercier as "a play in two acts in which nothing happens, twice," Waiting for Godot is a dark and often humorous masterpiece commenting upon the absurd situation of humanity which hopes that someone - God, a hero, a messiah - will arrive and resolve our existential questions

Tickets are $35.00 and are currently available to purchase by calling 646-395-4310 or by visiting www.newyiddishrep.org. Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime.
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ABOUT NEW YIDDISH REP

New Yiddish Rep is a theater laboratory on the front line of resistance against the extinction of Eastern European Yiddish theater. New Yiddish Rep speaks to a 21st century audience: modern treatments of the Yiddish classics and Yiddish interpretations of modern and postmodern masterpieces, in an intimate venue, at affordable prices, with easily readable supertitles. Our strategic vision is a Yiddish repertory theater with a 99 seat home of its own, and a long and diverse season that can both delight the public and serve as a training ground for young Yiddish-speaking actors. www.newyiddishrep.org New Yiddish Rep Announces Season Of Resistance

 


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