Shpiel! Shpiel! Shpiel!
March 19, 2009
By Gwen Orel
Folksbiene's work has been steadily growing stronger and stronger. With Shpiel! Shpiel! Shpiel!, the company grows in ambition as well, presenting three new plays by Murray Schisgal (Broadway's Luv, All Over Town, and Twice Around the Park, and the film Tootsie) in their Yiddish premieres (translated by Moishe Rosenfeld), with English and Russian supertitles. The three directors are Tony Award winner Gene Saks (Mame, Same Time, Next Year, and numerous Neil Simon hits), noted actor Bob Dishy (Flora, the Red Menace, Sly Fox, and Grownups on Broadway and the York's recent Enter Laughing: The Musical), and Folksbiene associate artistic director Motl Didner. Lisa Fishman expertly sings and plays the guitar before each play. At three hours, the evening is too long; each play needs tightening. But there are laughs and a few tears, and you could do worse . . .
SHPIEL! SHPIEL! SHPIEL!
Written By: Murray Schisgal
Three plays tracing the America-Jewish experience across
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Set Design by Vicki Davis
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Previews Begin March 15th
2:00pm & 8:00pm
2:00pm & 8:00pm
2:00pm & 6:00pm
IN YIDDISH AND ENGLISH WITH RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH SUPERTITLES
KIBITZ! WITH THE ARTISTS
Sunday March 22 and Sunday March 29
Post Show Discussion
Please join us for this special series where you get an in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes as well as have an up-close conversation with the Artists. Murray Schisgal (Tony and Oscar Nominated author or TOOTSIE, LUV, and others) and Bob Dishy will be our guests. This talk back will take place immediately following the 6pm show.
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Doesn't matter if you don't speak Yiddish (and you don't have to be Jewish, either!) — there are "supertitles" above the stage.
(Murray Schisgal’s work in included in One On One: The Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century and the August release Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century—both from Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.
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