29 July 2013

Waiting for Godot: Yiddish Premiere

Godot is coming! !גאָדאָ קומט

20 September - 13 October
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2 PM

Yiddish brings into Beckett’s text a special historical and cultural poignancy, that of the homeless survivor whose only home is his language and his culture; a language and culture in which tears of laughter and tears of sorrow flow from the same source: a profound sense of the absurdity of existence.

Waiting for Godot is considered one of the most significant plays of the 20th century, and this production presents this existentialist tragi-comedy as it has never been seen before, performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles).

The Castillo Theatre, 543 W. 42 Street, has provided us with a venue and essential services. New Yiddish Rep is responsible for all the production costs. Your help will give the Yiddish stage the breath of life

All perks are tax deductible, less the value of the items offered (wholesale, of course). If you choose not to receive them, the entire donation is deductible.

The New Yiddish Rep has a long track record of avant-garde, minimalist, gut-wrenching performances during the past decade, an alternative to the mainstream offerings of Yiddish and Jewish theater in New York. [Read More]