New York City
Traveling Jewish Theatre (TJT) revives its award-winning adaptation of the Yiddish theatre classic, Dybbuk, to finish its 25th anniversary season. Retelling the ageless story of a love more powerful than death, the play evokes the haunted world of the shtetl at the edge of modernity. Bruce Myers (a long-time member of Peter Brook’s legendary company) strips the tale down to its bare essentials, as two actors embody the passions of a host of vivid characters. TJT founder Corey Fischer directs a cast that features emerging artists Karine Koret and Keith Davis. In Hebrew, dybbuk comes from a root word meaning “to adhere” or “clinging.” A dybbuk is a wandering, disembodied soul that enters another person’s body and holds fast.
The play continues its run at TJT through May 23. The show will then move to the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley from May 27 through May 30.