Babel: How it was Done in Odessa
May 15, 2011
The Yiddish Book Center is the first stop on the international tour of Babel: How it was Done in Odessa, a one-man show by Andrei Malaev-Babel, grandson of the great Russian Jewish writer Isaac Babel (1894-1940). The actor never knew his grandfather, who was shot by Stalin's secret police long before his grandson was born. But in this production, Malaev-Babel recreates the magical world of Babel's stories and celebrates the vibrant life of Odessa before the Russian Revolution.