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    Shulamis: Harvard's First Yiddish Operetta

    Presented by at Agassiz Theater

    December 2 - December 6, 2009


    Shulamis: Harvard's First Yiddish Operetta

    Nearly 70 years since the Yiddish stage was silenced by World War II, voices will rise again to revive Avrom Golfaden’s Yiddish operetta, Shulamis, premiering in Harvard University’s historic Agassiz Theater, Dec. 2-6. While wandering thirsty through the desert, beautiful young Shulamis is rescued by handsome Avsholem, who swears to marry her upon his return from Jerusalem. When Avsholem fails to come for her, Shulamis pretends to go mad in order to keep her vow to him, yearning both for his return and for revenge. Her choice is at the center of this timeless Yiddish operetta of love and deception, of the price of revenge and the power of forgiveness. 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. For more information, please visit our website at www.shulamis.org

    Agassiz Theater

    5 James Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:
    $15 General, $10 Student/Senior

    General Day and Time Info:
    December 2, 3, 5, and 6 at 8 PM
    Matinee December 6 at 2 PM

    Phone: 617-496-2222

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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