The Golden Bear

Opened Mar 13, 2003
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Adapted from Michael Gold's Jews Without Money, The Golden Bear tells the story an immigrant Jewish family in turn-of-the-century Lower East Side. The story of Jewish radicals is one that is seldom told, but Jews made up a great percentage of the union and labor struggles of the early 20th Century. With book and lyrics by Laurel Hessing and music by Arthur Abrams, the show juxtaposes the customs and day-to-day activities of a traditional Jewish family with the turbulent struggle for an eight-hour day and the growth of labor unions in the early 1900s.

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