Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! A Tribute To The 100th Yortsayt Of Our Beloved Yiddish Writer
The Kadimah is presenting three shows on October 29 & 30 at Elwood College’s Phoenix Theatre starring renowned New York Yiddish actor and director Shane Baker.
Sholem Aleichem was as big a celebrity as Charles Dickens and Mark Twain in his day. When he died in 1916 at the age of 57, his funeral procession through the streets of New York was the biggest ever seen, attracting crowds variously estimated as being between 100,000-250,000.
The shows features vignettes from various celebrated Sholem Aleichem stories, songs and monologues with a narration created by Arnold Zable and performed by the ‘ghost’ of Sholem Aleichem. The shows will be in both Yiddish and English, with English surtitles for the parts in Yiddish.
Co-directeed by Shane Baker and Galit Klas, the show features a local cast including Alex Dafner, Leon Garfinkel, Elisa Gray, Michelle Gray, Freydi Mrocki, Helen Mizrachi, Henry Nusbaum, Josh Reuben, Doodie Ringelblum, Hillel Ringelblum and Tamara Vasilevitsky.
Tickets: $35-$42. https://www.trybooking.com/MXFX
8pm Saturday 29 October, 2pm & 7pm Sunday 30 October – Phoenix Theatre, Elwood College, 101 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood