Event details

Dec 25 – Jan 1, 2018
  • $25

The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin)

By Avrom Goldfaden
Directed by Motl Didner
Music Direction by Zalmen Mlotek

The Sorceress will be presented as an enhanced reading as part of the Yiddish Theatre Restoration Project. Audiences will have the exclusive opportunity to see this production on stage with costumes, lights, and projections for the first time in over 80 years.

This 1879 operetta by the “father of Yiddish theater” was the first Yiddish theater piece produced in America by Boris Thomashevsky—at the age of 14. A fairy-tale-like story of an innocent young heroine, her wicked stepmother, dashing fiancé, an itinerant peddler, and a local witch is set to a delightful musical score full of memorable tunes. Yiddish with English translation supertitles.

Performances:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 | 2 PM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 | 7 PM
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 | 7 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 | 12 PM
MONDAY, JANUARY 1 | 2 PM

 

Presented by

  • National Yiddish Theatre Folksbien at the Museum of Jewish Heritage