Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Yiddish Theater Coming Up -- Making Stalin Laugh, May 17-18

This comes to me from my friend, the doyenne of the New York Yiddish theater scene, Yelena Shmulenson.

Next week, the good people at New Yiddish Rep will be presenting a brand new, multi-lingual (English-Yiddish-Russian) production of David Schneider's Making Stalin Laugh.  I suggest you get your tickets now, as this is strictly a limited engagement and looks to be pretty fantastic.

In 1921 the GOSET troupe moved into a theater right near the Kremlin.

These flamboyant, neurotic, egotistical actors
performed world-class theater in Yiddish for huge audiences...
...most of whom didn’t even speak the language.

They did it for 28 years, through purge, terror, and paranoia.

Then they went too far.

Vadim Krol   Sergey Nagorny   Dani Marcus  Gera Sandler 
Adam Shapiro   Yelena Shmulenson   Suzanne Toren

May 17th and 18th at 7:00pm

Theatre 80 St. Marks Pl.

all seats $25.00

Tickets at

For more info visit

Directed by Allen Lewis Rickman

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