Event Information
Center for Jewish History Presents
The Lifecycles of New York Jews: Refuge and Roots - SIMULCAST
Monday, May 18, 2009

Searching for Home in a New Land

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a simulcast. You will be seated outside the auditorium and view the event on a large screen.

The third and final staged literary evening in the season's widely praised series will explore the hopes and confusions of immigrant Jews as they struggle to transplant their lives from Europe's Yiddish-speaking cultures to a homeland called New York.

Featuring Carol Kane, Academy Award nominee for Joan Micklin Silver's film Hester Street, recreating her role in scenes from Abraham Cahan's novel Yekl, on which the film was based. The presentations also feature an extraordinary supporting cast.

Special appearances by National Book Award-winning poet Gerald Stern, New York Times writer and memoirist, Joseph Berger, and award-winning novelist Thane Rosenbaum, reading from his book, Golems of Gotham, accompanied by exciting fiddler Sarah Alden. The program will also present scenes from the brilliantly evocative works of Henry Roth, Michael Gold and Anzia Yezierska. Musical interludes will be performed by the widely acclaimed musicians of Metropolitan Klezmer.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Amy P. Goldman and the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust and the Lowe II Foundation.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.