Mendy Cahal
Mendy Cahal
The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene brings the internationally acclaimed Israeli theatre artist Mendy Cahan to New York for a three-show engagement May 19 and 20. The North American premiere of his A Yiddish Bouquet performs at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on Saturday May 19 at 9pm, and Sunday May 20 at 2pm & 6pm.

In A Yiddish Bouquet, Cahan celebrates Yiddish and its many flowerings across a wide ecosystem of media and art forms. With new arrangements and piano accompaniment by Folksbiene Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, this visceral and visionary performance-concert includes Hassidic nigunim, avant-garde poetry, folksongs and ballads of Gebirtig and Manger, as well as eye-opening Yiddish interpretations of Jacques Brel and Peggy Lee.

A high-profile theatre artist based in Tel Aviv, Cahan is part of the vanguard of artists helping to popularize (and rehabilitate) Yiddish in Israel. He is also being hailed by the broader Yiddish cultural community as a leading light of the next generation of Yiddish theatre stars.

For more information and tickets to A Yiddish Bouquet, click here.