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Oren Safdie and Ronnie Cohen (the creative team of the acclaimed Jews & Jesus from La MaMa's 1998-99 season) reunite to create Fiddler Sub-Terrain. This new play is a contemporary satire on Fiddler on the Roof, set in Montreal and dealing with Quebecoise politics. Tevye and Golde are now Teddy and Gilda, the parents of an upper-middle class family facing bankruptcy; their horse-drawn carriage is a Mercedes-Benz, soon-to-be repossessed; they live in a split-level bungalow in Cote Saint Luc, a Jewish suburb of Montreal, where Teddy endeavors to marry off his daughters, who long to get Green Cards and migrate to the U.S.; at the same time, Teddy struggles to keep his business afloat while trying to avoid being driven out by the Language Police that have enforced laws enacted in 1976 to preserve the French language on public streets and private storefronts in Quebec.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:La MaMa E.T.C., Off-Off-Broadway