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Culture, Stage Dead Language Society

Dead Language Society

Yiddish, in the perception of today's popular culture, often seems to be an odd collection of endearment terms (bubbe, mensch) and, of course, a fun collection of complaints and insults (kvetch, bubkes, schmuck, feh!). Many words have slipped into everyday…
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Culture, Stage Rebirth of a Classic

Rebirth of a Classic

It took an obscure article about a Yiddish-language production of Death of a Salesman written more than half a century ago in a niche publication to draw Traveling Jewish Theatre to the classics. "What one feels most strikingly is that…
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Culture, Stagecap

Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage

In order for theater to deliver on its rarely achieved promise of a transcendent live experience that no television show or movie can rival, all the disparate elements of a production must magically fuse together. This doesn't happen often, but…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Just Plain Loony

Just Plain Loony

THURS 12/18 Sure, mocking dumb people is a laugh riot, but such humor has a way of edging into mean-spiritedness. That's why Moonwatcher: Return to Chelm for Chanukah is such a delight. Traveling Jewish Theatre's silly-but-sweet puppet-filled holiday musical extravaganza…
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Culture, Stage Mulishly Good

Mulishly Good

The title God's Donkey refers to the burdens Moses took on as deliverer of the Jews. The self-exiled young Egyptian with a stutter -- in Corey Fischer's brief but marvelous show -- becomes an eloquent prophet and wizardly scourge of…
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Culture, Stage

Opening to You

Director Corey Fischer's sleek experiment with a series of new Psalm translations by Norman Fischer (no relation) is a patchwork of music, storytelling, movement, and song. In a cold, modern office, with glass desks suspended from cables covered in useless…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shooting for the Moon

Shooting for the Moon

If you've been following the news recently, you may be aware that strange things are being planned for the moon: There's talk of advertising up above, colonizing, even buying and selling parts of it to willing consumers. But what would…
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Culture, Stage

Isaac

A biblical anecdote with a twist, A Traveling Jewish Theater's Isaac is tremendously relevant. Based on the Old Testament tale in which a man's utter devotion to God leads him to perform a most ungodly act, David Schulner's play, albeit…
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Culture, Stage

God's Donkey

A Traveling Jewish Theater's reimagining of the life of Moses proves a true evening of contemporary sacrament (unlike, say, Corpus Christi). Director Corey Fischer and performers Eric Rhys Miller and Aaron Davidman collaborate with composer Daniel Hoffman (who plays violin,…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday december 4 Under Construction Built around a metaphor that would make Bill Clinton proud, the exhibit "Bridges: A Collaborative Project" attempts to span the chasms between culture, class, ethnicity, and ideology through contemporary art. The gaps between humanity and…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

The Challenge A Traveling Jewish Theater is the lucky winner of a $150,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts -- money that will help support the next three seasons at the company's new home, Project Artaud in…
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