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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Spring-Summer 2018 Season

In addition to the U.S. premiere of ''Fiddler on the Roof'' in Yiddish, the company will present staged readings of ''The Tenth Man'' and ''King of the Jews''. logo
Rachel Policar will participate in a concert of early vaudeville and Yiddish theater work as part of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's spring-summer 2018 season.
(photo provided by Anat Gerstein Inc.)

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene announced its spring-summer 2018 season, and, as previously announced, the heart of the season will be a production of the Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof, running from July 4-August 12 in the Edmond J. Safra Theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. This version, translated and adapted by Shraga Friedman, has not been staged since its world premiere in Israel more than 50 years ago.

In addition to Fiddler on the Roof, the Folksbiene will also present staged readings of a handful of plays, including Ira Fuchs's Vilnius on February 6, Leslie Epstein's King of the Jews on March 5, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned Yiddish translation by Eleanor Reissa of Paddy Chayefsky's 1959 play The Tenth Man on May 16.

Also, on February 11, the Folksbiene will present a concert of rediscovered work from vaudeville and the early years of Yiddish theater. Daniel Greenwood, Cameron Johnson, Raquel Nobile, Rachel Policar, Daniella Rabbani, and Adam Shapiro will star, and the Uptown Downtown Orchestra will be featured. Zalmen Mlotek, the Folksbiene's artistic director, will conduct.

For more information on Fiddler on the Roof, click here.

For more information on the Folksbiene's season, click here.