Direct from Israel, the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theater presents the North American premiere of The Dybbuk as part of the Cherry Orchard Festival. This spellbinding event takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy as well as mysticism and psychology, The Dybbuk is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic.
This evocative work follows Hanan, a young, destitute yeshiva student who meets his untimely demise. Trapped between two worlds, Hanan's spirit will not let go of his one true love, Lea — and struggles from beyond the grave to return to her. On the day of Lea's wedding to another man, Hanan's restless soul returns as a dybbuk — a malicious spirit — to possess a host and halt the nuptials.