Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! A Tribute To The 100th Yortsayt Of Our Beloved Yiddish Writer
Kadimah's biggest show in years, Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! at Elwood's Phoenix Theatre was a huge success. The English narrative was written by Arnold Zable, with evocative Yiddish songs and dramatised excerpts from Sholem Aleichem's stories in Yiddish, it was directed by Galit Klas and starring acclaimed New York Yiddish actor Shane Baker and a terrific local cast including Leon Garfinkel as the "not dead yet" beloved Yiddish writer and the heartmelting Hillel Ringelblum, aged 10. The three performances of the show to an audience of over 600 people, marked a long-awaited return of Yiddish theatre to Melbourne. If you missed it, the videos of the shows, including a 10-minute video of highlights with English subtitles and backstage interviews with writer Arnold Zable, director Galit Klas, producer Fay Burstin and star performer Shane Baker from New York, are available on the Kadimah’s Yiddish Melbourne YouTube Channel... at: https://www.youtube.com/user/YiddishMelbourne/videos .