This 1879 operetta by the "father of Yiddish theater" was the first Yiddish theater piece produced in America by Boris Thomashevsky — at the age of 14. A fairy-tale-like story of an innocent young heroine, her wicked stepmother, dashing fiancé, an itinerant peddler, and a local witch is set to a musical score full of memorable tunes. This production of The Sorceress, an undertaking of the Yiddish Theatre Restoration Project, is presented as an enhanced reading. Audiences have the opportunity to see the work onstage with costumes, lights, and projections for the first time in over 80 years.
Note: This production is performed in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.