Opera star David Serero sings Yiddish songs as he takes on the title role in a stage-reading of Jacob Gordin’s 1892 retelling of King Lear
What You'll Get
- $20 for one ticket for VIP seating (up to $38.25 value)
- When: at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30 or Thursday, February 1
The Yiddish King Lear: Stage Reading with Yiddish Songs
- The play: the 1892 Yiddish theater classic by Jacob Gordin loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s King Lear. In this retelling, the title character is recast as Reb Dovidl Moysheles, a wealthy Russian-Jewish merchant, who plans to divide his business interests among his three daughters during the feast of Purim. The tale of King Lear is then retold to him as a warning by one of his daughters. In the end, Gordin’s play departs from Shakespeare’s unfolding tragedy and delivers a more hopeful ending.
- The star: French baritone David Serero, known for his musical interpretations of the Shakespeare’s greatest hits, including Richard III and The Merchant of Venice, takes on the title role, adding classic Yiddish songs to lift the action to new heights
- Extras: Each show will also feature a post-performance talk by Beth Kaplan, the granddaughter of Jacob Gordin and author of Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin. She will touch on Grordin’s influence as as a Yiddish playwright and the play’s impact on Yiddish theater.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2018. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Merchant is issuer of tickets - discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.