National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents \”The Sorceress\”

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Date(s) - 12/01/2019 - 12/29/2019
12:00 am

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust



This December, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin), a magical, musical Yiddish fantasy starring an innocent young heroine, her dashing fiancé, a devious stepmother, and a scheming witch that takes its audience into a world of illusion, intrigue, and suspense. The Sorceress will be performed from December 1 to 29 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.

This musical, written in 1878, is one of the earliest works of Yiddish theater and the first formal Yiddish theatrical production introduced in America by the celebrated Thomashefsky family. The fully restored orchestrations are based, in part, on pre-Holocaust musical arrangements which were saved from destruction at the hands of the Nazis. This fully staged work is the culmination of a project which NYTF began in 2017 to restore this classic.

Tickets for previews start at $49, and regular season tickets start at $59 and are available at The Sorceress will be performed in Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles.

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