Kaddish (or The Key in the Window)

Opened Sep 30, 2011
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Allen Ginsberg's poem Kaddish springs to life in this multimedia memory play created by The Adaptations Project. In the poem, a son mourns the death of his mother. He wrestles with painful memories of her battles with mental illness and the guilt of signing for her lobotomy. Kaddish is a moving story of loss, family and the grace that comes from confronting one's own mortality. Ginsberg's stream-of-conscious narrative employs the same poetic language that made him one of the finest poets of the Beat Generation.

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