New Yiddish Rep (NYR) is pleased to announce an exhilirating line-up for the 2018-2019 season: “A Season of Resistance”. The excitement begins in the Garment District at NYR’s new Kamer Theater with The Whore From Ohio (Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo) (Oct 6, 2018) and makes its way to the East Village at The Theater at the 14th Street Y with the much anticipated return of Waiting for Godot in Yiddish (Dec 21, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019) as part of The 14th Street Y’s Season of “War and Peace”.
“We’ve tried to fashion a season that gives us and our audiences a way to resist the resurgence of the “big lie” through the voices of playwrights like Ionesco, Odets, Levin and, of course, Beckett,” states Artistic Director David Mandelbaum. “We’ve already seen rhinoceroses rampaging in Charlottesville. We’ve seen the rich get richer through the fiction that tax cuts benefitting the wealthy would somehow help the impoverished. We’ve seen the heart breaking plight of refugees being treated like criminals, children wrested from the arms of their parents, For us this is a season of protest and resistance. Its no longer just about Yiddish or Jewish. Its about not standing by and mutely watching the transformation of our society into a replica of the tragic past.”
AT THE KAMER THEATER
(315 W. 39th St, Studio 902, New York, NY 10018)
(344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003)
New Yiddish Rep is a theater laboratory on the front line of resistance against the extinction of Eastern European Yiddish theater. New Yiddish Rep speaks to a 21st century audience: modern treatments of the Yiddish classics and Yiddish interpretations of modern and postmodern masterpieces, in an intimate venue, at affordable prices, with easily readable supertitles. Our strategic vision is a Yiddish repertory theater with a 99 seat home of its own, and a long and diverse season that can both delight the public and serve as a training ground for young Yiddish-speaking actors. www.newyiddishrep.org
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