The Wise Men of Chelm
NOVEMBER 18, 2023 (7:00pm)
NOVEMBER 19, 2023 (2:00pm)
Jewish Community Center, Alan J. Levine Theater
On November 18 and 19, Circle Theatre will present two Chelm stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer at the Jewish Community Theater. The mythical comic town of Chelm is a beloved staple of Yiddish literature! Once upon a time an angel, carrying a sackful of foolish souls back to heaven for repair, snagged his sack on a tree growing on top a tall mountain top. The sack tore and the poor foolish souls rolled down the mountain side into the town of Chelm. Student dancers from the community will learn and perform tradional dances of the schtettle in a preshow sharing.
“The Wise Men of Chelm”, adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher, will be performed by a core of Circle Theatre artists. An opening act of “When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw”, adapted by Jenni Castello, will be read by residents from Quality Living Inc. Shtetl, a form of Jewish dance, will be choreographed into both productions.