Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk

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An award-winning adult puppet theatre adaptation of the most famous play in Yiddish theatre. Co-sponsored by the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk was honored with the UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in Puppetry, an award established by Jim Henson and considered the nation's highest honor for adult puppet theatre. This New York premiere, a co-production of Tears of Joy Theatre and Mark Levenson, is a new adaptation of S. Ansky's 1920 classic The Dybbuk, the most often-performed play in the Jewish theatre. Set in a small, nineteenth century Polish village, it combines a love story with supernatural suspense and courtroom drama to tell the story of a woman possessed by the spirit of her dead lover. When he refuses to leave her, a heavenly court must be convened and an exorcism attempted.