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Runs from Thursday October 22 2020 to Sunday October 25 2020

Approximate running time: 2 hours

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Sitnik Theatre
715 Grand Ave.-Lackland Center
Lackland Center
Hackettstown NJ 07840

Event Notes

× TEVYE SERVED RAW is an evening of stories by Sholem Aleichem. Some of them are Tevye stories, and they’re beautiful and dramatic and funny. Some of them are not Tevye stories, and those are just funny. But they all come right from the pen of Sholem Aleichem, who is pretty much universally considered the Greatest Jewish Writer Ever. The Tevye stories are most famous, of course, as the basis of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. But the musical watered them down to make them more acceptable to the Broadway audience of its day. TEVYE SERVED RAW goes back to Sholem Aleichem’s original, and it shows you what they left out of FIDDLER. It’s about authenticity. TEVYE SERVED RAW goes much deeper into what life in the shtetl -- where most American Jews’ ancestors come from -- was really like. Plus you find out what happened to the characters after the plot of the musical ends. TEVYE SERVED RAW is performed in English and Yiddish-with-English-supertitles. And unlike most of the actors appearing in recent higher-profile Yiddish productions, the cast of the modestly-produced TEVYE SERVED RAW are actual speakers of the language. (In case of emergency, they can ad-lib!)

Sholem Aleichem, the greatest Jewish writer ever, tells the story his way with What they Left Out of Fiddler plus the stories: “Strange Jews On A Train”, “The Yiddish Sisyphus”, and “A Stepmother’s Trash-Talk” in English and Yiddish-with-English-supertitles with Yelena Shmulenson, Allen Lewis Rickman the shtetl couple from the Coen brothers' A SERIOUS MAN and Shane Baker the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you'll krechtz

Yutube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AsC5f4jWBs&feature=emb_logo

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