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[VIRTUAL] Theater J: Yiddish Theater: From Purim Plays to Second Avenue

Date: October 14, 2020Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Yiddish theater was a dominant cultural art form for decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, traveling from Europe to the US where it led to the development of the musical theater and television we know today. There’s a rich history and literature in this magnificent and fascinating canon of work, which illuminates both the Jewish and American experiences in surprising ways. Debra Caplan, Yiddish theater scholar, co-founder of the Digital Yiddish Theater Project, and Associate Professor at Baruch College, will lead you in a fun and engaging dive into this forgotten world. Through reading plays and histories, you’ll come to understand Yiddish theater in a whole new light! Please note: this course will require some text purchases.

Theater lovers can learn online from Theater J artists in a welcoming, participatory atmosphere. Theater J is offering the Boulder JCC community a special opportunity to receive a $5 discount off each course. Use discount code "BOULDER".

Wednesdays, October 14 – November 18 | 2:30 - 4 pm | $189 Use code BOULDER for $5 off