Feb 26, 28, March 1-3
8:00 pm-10:00 am Tue, Mar 3, 2015
A Purim musical in Yiddish with English supertitles
The Bay Area’s own New Yiddish Theater company reprises last year’s sellout run of the hit Yiddish musical (fully supertitled in English) based on poetry by star Yiddish writer Itzik Manger, set to Israeli composer Dov Seltzer’s sparkling score, with new choral arrangements by Josh Horowitz. With one foot in 1930s Eastern Europe and the other in biblical Persia, “Di Megileh “recounts the Book of Esther through the eyes of Esther’s jilted lover, Fastrigoseh the tailor.
Naomi Newman, Linda Hirschhorn, Heather Klein, Eliana Kissner, Joel Fleisher, Berel Alexander (L-R pictured below)
plus Josiah Polhemus, Gerry Tenney and Evelie Delfino Såles Posch
Produced by New Yiddish Theater under the fiscal sponsorship of KlezCalifornia, in collaboration with JCC East Bay & the 30th Jewish Music Festival.
March 2 matinee will be preceded by an offsite Kosher catered lunch, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
$12 / $9 for Seniors and JCC East Bay Members
Lunch reservations are sold separately and not included in matinee ticket price
For lunch registration, contact Andy Muchin, Idea, Arts and Jewish Life Coordinator (JCCEB)
email@example.com (510) 848-0237 ext. 118