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Season 26

September 2017 - June 2018

 Up Next:
A play that redefined
New York's Yiddish Theater

Jacob Gordin

The Jewish King Lear
by Jacob Gordin
in a new English translation by
Ruth Gay

April 27 - May 27

Reb Dovidl Moysheles divides his estate among his three daughters before his move to Israel.
The youngest, whose unflagging devotion to him is unrecognized, doubts the wisdom of his plans, comparing him to that great writer Shakespeare’s character, King Lear.
The two eldest self-centeredly misuse his largess with their respective husbands--one a Hasid, the other a Misnagid--and ultimately turn him out of their house when he returns, disenchanted, from the promised land. For years he wanders alone but for his devoted,
irreverent servant.

Can it really end in tragedy?

For this, we have the theater...

The Leonard Lopate Show Interview
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DCAThis program is
supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NYSCAThis production is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Legislature.

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