Schlemiel The First

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About This Show

Inspired by Nobel Prize winner I.B. Singer’s whimsical tales of Chelm, the Village of Fools, this theatrical “jolt of Joy” features rollicking klezmer music, slapstick comedy, and a grand tale of mistaken identity. This musical, the hit of last season’s Robert Brustein Residency, is fun for the whole family!

Conceived & Adapted by Robert Brustein
Based on the Play by I.B. Singer
Music by Hankus Netsky & Zalman Mlotek
Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
Directed by Nick Olcott

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 18, 2007 Final Performance: January 20, 2008

Theatermania Review

| | December 20, 2007
Robert Brustein’s adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish folk tales is an unusual mix of broadly played ethnic humor and vibrant klezmer music.

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