GODOT IS COMING!
SEPTEMBER 20TH THRU OCTOBER 13TH
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2 PM
Why in Yiddish and why now?
The core of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece is quintessential to the Yiddish experience: waiting while surviving at the edge of extinction. It is the ultimate existential paradox: to persist in life in a post-apocalyptic world. It was the reality of post-Holocaust post-WWII Europe that Beckett witnessed, and those who survived experienced.
And it is the reality of millions of displaced persons now — waiting, wondering, and wandering.
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.