Event Details
God of Vengeance (Play Reading)
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Organization: Segal Centre for Performing Arts/Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre
Open to public
Location: Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Address: 5170 Cote-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, QC, CA, H3W 1M7
Admission:
$ 18.00
Contact: Box Office
[email protected]
Phone: 514-739-7944
Description:

Directed by Rachelle Glait The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre proudly presents and intimate reading of the play, God of Vengeance (Got fun nekome). In this masterpiece by Sholem Asch, a classic of the Yiddish theatre, Yankl and his wife Soreh run a brothel in their basement but dream of a life of respectability for their daughter, Rivkeleh. But late one night, Rivkeleh makes a fateful decision that sets into motion a series of events that lead to tragic consequences. Written in 1906, Got fun Nekome caused a flurry of scandal and controversy. Hailed by some as an essential work of Jewish culture and declared "filthy", "immoral", and "indecent” by others, the cast of the original production was arrested on the grounds of obscenity. It remains a timeless exploration of religion, societal mores, and morality. Presented in Yiddish with English and French supertitles. Very limited seating available.

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