ROMEO AND JULIET IN YIDDISH
Dir. Eve Annenberg (92min, USA, 2011)
English and Yiddish with English Subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere


Director Eve Annenberg and Actor Lazer Weiss expected


Ava, a wisecracking middle-aged E.R. nurse—and bitterly lapsed Orthodox Jew—undertakes a translation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from old Yiddish to new Yiddish, in her pursuit of a Master’s degree. In over her head, she accepts help from two charismatic and ethically challenged young Ultra Orthodox dropouts, Lazer and Mendy. When another ex-Orthodox castoff enchants her apartment with Kabbalistic magic, the boys begin to live Shakespeare’s play in their heads, in a gauzy and lyrical alternate reality.

Co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington

Co-presented by Shakespeare Theatre


DATES AND LOCATIONS

Thursday, January 10 at 8:30 pm
Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW at Q Street
Washington, DC


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