Mentshn

Theatre 3
311 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Directed by Marc Geller.  English adaptation by Ellen Perecman & Clay McLeod Chapman. On playwright Sholem Aleichem's 150th birthday, the first English translation of this play whose Yiddish title has a dual meaning.  The word 'mentshn' can mean both 'people' and also 'hired help'. In this play with a conscience, jobs are hard to come by, so Madame Gold's servants have limited options. To keep their jobs, they have to be willing to maintain the status quo by relinquishing their self-respect and free will. But how much abuse can they be expected to tolerate? Servants are people too, aren't they?

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