"Hyman's one-man performance piece transports the Orthodoxy of that Hasidic tale to secular America...his transformations reveal the essence of character in simple choreographic strokes." - The Jerusalem Post
Yehuda Hyman is a playwright, actor, poet, choreographer and dancer whose work explores the intersection of theater, dance, poetry, myth and mysticism. He will perform The Mad 7, a modern-day riff on The Seven Beggars, a Jewish folktale written more than two centuries ago by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. Written by Hyman and directed by Mara Isaacs, The Mad 7 tells the epic tale of Elliott Green, a San Francisco office drone turned reluctant hero who embarks on a strange and mystical quest. Through music, dance and uniquely personal storytelling, Hyman offers a hilarious, offbeat and moving story of spiritual awakening and self-discovery.
The Marsh is thrilled that, after being part of the inception of Yehuda Hyman’s development of The Mad 7, we now have the opportunity to present this grand piece in its final glory. Originally developed at the Rhodopi Theatre Institute in Bulgaria, it premiered at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ in 2008 and last year played to sold-out houses and rave reviews at the NY International Fringe Festival. It arrives in San Francisco fresh from performances at USC.
Ages: This show has no age limit but not recommended for under 7 years old.