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Jacob Gordin
Jacob Gordin


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The
Jewish
King Lear

by Jacob Gordin
in a new English translation by
Ruth Gay

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. Reb Dovidl Moysheles seeks to divide his estate among his three daughters before his move to Israel. The youngest, whose unflagging devotion to him is unrecognized, and her Rabbinical student boyfriend doubt the wisdom of his plans, comparing him to that great writer Shakespeare’s character, King Lear. The two eldest self-centeredly misuse his largess with their respective husbands--one a Hasid, the other a Misnagid--and ultimately turn him out of their house when he returns, disenchanted, from the promised land. For years he wanders alone but for his devoted, irreverent servant.
Can it really end in tragedy?

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Talkbacks with artists after each Sunday matinée,
as well as special guests

Cast:
Kelly D. Cooper*
Thomas Daniels
Katie Hahn*
Deanna Henson*
Tyler Kent*
Olivia Killingsworth*
Clara Kundin
Jeremy Lawrence*
Joel G. Leffert*
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel
Tori Sicklick
Jack Sochet*
Diane Tyler*

 

Crew:
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.



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