New York Times bestselling author and Yiddish expert Michael Wex kidnaps the notorious Warsaw Yiddish cabaret scene of the 1920s and bends it to his mercilessly ironic will at the 21st century crossroads of cabaret, drag, music and theater. Then, Yiddish cabaret was a hotbed of creative ferment that broke boundaries and taboos. From expressionist experiments to lyrically humorous reinterpretations of biblical stories to anarchist agitprop happenings, Yiddish artists led Europe to places never seen before. And today? Nothing’s changed! With a crew of equally irreverent and talented creators and performers – Shane Baker, Patrick Farrell, Regina Hopfgartner, Daniel Kahn, Sasha Lurje – Wex takes us back to the last evening at Kabaret Yitesh. The censor has turned out the lights, but the show can run for one more evening and explodes in a stylistic extravaganza. Hop onto the carousel as it sends us spinning back to that crazy night of music and song, standup and monologue, skits and shtiks.
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Michael Wex (CAN)
Shane Baker (USA)
Daniel Kahn (USA/D)
Sasha Lurje (LV/D)
Regina Hopfgartner (AU)
Patrick Farrell (USA/D)
Yeva Lapsker – supertitles
30.07.2019 – World Premiere @ Yiddish Summer Weimar
01.08.2019 – Erfurt