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The Bridge Street Theatre

Mirele Lernt Zich Yiddish Matinee at Bridge Street Theatre

A One-Woman Cabal! Bringing in different stories every night, this semi-improvised dance/theater show journeys through my reclamation of Yiddish and the whitening process of Ashkenazi Jewry that squeezed it out of us in the first place. Go beyond schlep and kvetch with me!

Mirele Lernt Zich Yiddish Matinee at Bridge Street Theatre
Mirele Lernt Zich Yiddish Matinee at Bridge Street Theatre

Time & Location

Mar 03, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W Bridge St, Catskill, NY 12414, USA

About the event

Mirele goes to the Borsht Belt! Please join me for my one-woman cabal's debut in New York State in the charming town of Catskill.

Bringing in different stories every night, this semi-improvised dance/theater show journeys through my reclamation of Yiddish and the whitening process of Ashkenazi Jewry that squeezed it out of us in the first place. Go beyond schlep and kvetch with me!

There's a slippage in authenticity and ownership. Did WE (Jews/Americans/My family) shape IT (America/Judaism/Whiteness/Nationalism/Culture) or does IT shape US?

This performance exists in dialogue with Karen Brodkin's How Jews Became White Folks, Cécile McLorin Salvant's performances of minstrel songs, the poetry of Reyzl Zhikhlinski, and that guy at the klezmer festival who indignantly asked me "Who are you?" in the coffee line because he'd never seen me at one of them before.

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