The bilingual streaming production of “The Dybbuk” by S. An-ski (Shloyme Zaynvl Rapoport), which was performed at Theater for the New City by New Yiddish Rep on the play’s 100th anniversary (December 9 to 13), has been edited for video-on-demand and will be presented through midnight January 31 by New Yiddish Rep at https://www.newyiddishrep.org/.
“The Dybbuk” is arguably the most well-known play in the Yiddish theater lexicon. It was premiered on December 9, 1920 by the Vilna Troupe at the Eizeum theater in Warsaw. Its success catapulted that company onto the International stage. It has since been translated into 27 languages and performed worldwide.
This December 9, New Yiddish Rep celebrated the play’s 100th birthday with a live performance streamed from Theater For The New City. Live streaming performances continued through December 13. It is being offered on video-on-demand by New Yiddish Rep to share this ingenious adaptation of the classic with the widest possible audience.
Myra Chanin wrote in theaterpizzazz.com, “New Yiddish Rep’s Lucie Allouche was a touching Leah. The entire cast was sensitively directed by Jesse Freedman. What allowed it to soar into a heavenly sphere was the brilliance of Cinematographer and New Media Artist Tatiana Stolpovskaya…”
The production is in English with a liberal peppering of Yiddish. Subtitles are provided where appropriate. Running time is 75 minutes. Tickets are only $5 and available at https://www.newyiddishrep.org/.