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God of Vengeance (Got Fun Nekome): A Video Production of the Groundbreaking 1906 Play by Sholem Asch
An artful video adaptation of Sholem Asch’s ground-breaking 1906 play. Presented by the Yiddish Theatre Ensemble. Directed by Bruce Bierman. English translation by Caraid O’Brien.Streaming from Sunday, May 2 thru Monday, May 31, 2021 (100 mins)
Tickets: $18, $36, $45$45 tickets include a “Talk Back” Conversation on Zoom with the production team and special guests on Sunday, May 23 at 4pm PDT
Tickets may be purchased now for a day of your choice between May 2-31 (like real theatre) with the extra perk of having 48 hours to view the show online at your leisure.
Surrounded by controversy (the first Broadway production was closed down for portraying unconventional characters and the first lesbian kiss on Broadway), this play was the inspiration for the award-winning Broadway show, Indecent. Yiddish Theatre Ensemble offers audiences the rare opportunity to experience the original play (in English) online for the first time!
Although the original script was set in turn-of-the-20th century Poland, this production is set in New York’s Lower East Side circa 1930 bringing it closer to the American experience.
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Funded in part by a Civic Arts Grant from the City of Berkeley.