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Jacob Gordin
Olivia Killingsworth and Joel Leffert
photo: Emily Hewitt


Read more about the play, author, and translator... here.

The
Jewish King Lear

by Jacob Gordin
in a new English translation by
Ruth Gay

April 27 - May 27, 2018


The play that established the popularity of “serious” Yiddish theater in America. Not a translation of Lear, but a retelling of the story in 1892 that is farcical, introspective, and politically pointed all at once.
Prosperous merchant, Reb Dovidl Moysheles, divides his worldy possessions among his three daughters before retiring to a pious life of study.
The youngest and most devoted doubts the wisdom of his plan,
in return for which he casts her from his house.
But as years pass, he finds the two eldest daughters and their husbands will treat him as a beggar in his own home. Filled with pride, consumed by remorse, and nearly blind, he exiles himself with only the company of his devoted, if irreverent, servant.

But this Lear's no tragedy.
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Cast:
Kelly D. Cooper*
Thomas Daniels
Katie Hahn*
Deanna Henson*
Tyler Kent*
Olivia Killingsworth*
Clara Kundin
Jeremy Lawrence*
Joel G. Leffert*
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel
Tori Sicklick
Jack Sochet*
Diane Tyler*

 

Crew:
DIRECTION Ed Chemaly
STAGE MANAGER Traci Bargen*
MUSIC DIRECTION  Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel
SET DESIGN 
Mario Alonso

COSTUME DESIGN Sidney Fortner
LIGHTING DESIGN Scott Andrew Cally
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Brianna Fernandez
PRODUCTION APPRENTICE
Max Frank

*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of
Actors Equity Association.

The Jewish King Lear is an AEA showcase, approval pending.