[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--:Goldfaden's Yiddish operatta at Harvard, Dec.2-6

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:36:00 -0500
From: Debra Caplan <caplan at fas.harvard.edu>
Subject:Goldfaden's Yiddish operatta at Harvard, Dec.2-6

Shulamis: Harvard's First Bilingual Yiddish Opera
Onstage at the Agassiz Theater December 2-6 in Cambridge, MA

Nearly 70 years since the Yiddish stage was silenced by World War II, 
voices will rise again to revive Avrom Golfaden~Rs Yiddish operetta, 
Shulamis, premiering in Harvard University~Rs historic Agassiz Theater, 
Dec. 2-6. This landmark bilingual production of Shulamis will premiere 
just over a century since the death of Goldfaden.

Featuring a new English translation by renowned Yiddish translator Nahma 
Sandrow, a haunting musical score compiled by Folksbiene artistic director 
Zalmen Mlotek, a live orchestra, masks, and innovative choreography, 
Shulamis will charm and inspire both Yiddish theater aficionados and those 
who are new to the Yiddish theater.

Shulamis, by Avrom Goldfaden
Directed by Cecelia Raker and Debra Caplan
Produced by Debra Caplan
Music Direction: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Choreography: Gabrielle Orcha
Translated by Nahma Sandrow
Musical arrangements: Zalmen Mlotek

December 2, 3, 5, and 6 at 8 PM
Matinee December 6 at 2 PM

Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors. Group discounts available.
Music in Yiddish, Dialogue in English (with supertitles)

All performances will take place in Harvard's historic Agassiz Theater in 
picturesque Radcliffe Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Agassiz 
Theater is located just a few blocks from the Harvard Square T Station at 
5 James Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Information and tickets: www.shulamis.org or 617-496-2222

Contact: Debra Caplan
caplan at fas.harvard.edu

Debra Caplan   Graduate Student
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Harvard University
caplan at fas.harvard.edu
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