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Olivia Killingsworth and Joel Leffert
photo: Emily Hewitt
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Jewish King Lear
by Jacob Gordin
in a new English translation by
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.
Kelly D. Cooper*
Joel G. Leffert*
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel
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.