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Mirele Efros - מירעלה אפרת

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Ethnic Cultural Theater
3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle - Google Map

Seattle Premier - Staged Play Reading

Mirele Efros, called "the Jewish Queen Lear," is a tale of power and pride. The masterpiece of Ukrainian-born Jacob Gordin, a hugely influential Yiddish playwright, it was the most widely performed play in the Yiddish theatrical canon. More than a folkloric play, it captures the drama of a power struggle between generations and between the old world and the new. Gordin, one of whose political causes was women's rights, takes as his central figure a woman who struggles, falls, and rises wiser than before.
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