Staged reading of play by Max Sparber: Kishinev
posted December 3, 2014 8:51 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue December 9 at 7:00 PM, LAByrinth Theater Company
155 Bank Street, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
The epic story of an anti-Semitic riot in 1903 told in the form of a Jewish folk tale. A young female mystic and her community of Hasids experience the event through the lens of Yiddish legends and the daily details of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe.
I wrote this play in 1994 and nothing has ever happened with it -- in part because it's a bit of a monster (there are something like 50 speaking parts), in part because it is so saturated with obscure Jewish history and mysticism and Yiddish slang as to possibly be incomprehensible, and partially because, frankly, it can be a bit of a bummer. But I've always loved the script and wished something might happen with it, but just put it away figuring it never would.

Through some unexplained process, it wound up being read by New York's Private Theatre, who, at the very least, have decided to have it as part of their reading series this year, so I get to hear the play out loud and see it performed by some really find actors. I'd love company that night.

The event is free but reservations are required. Please reserve seats via email to:
posted by maxsparber to Performance (4 comments total)

Is there something going on after? I have things to do around 7 but could drop in later.
posted by The Whelk at 11:17 AM on December 8, 2014

That was great! And for a 22 year old, amazing!
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:37 PM on December 9, 2014

You were there? That's great!
posted by maxsparber at 11:39 AM on December 11, 2014

I was sitting right behind you.
posted by Obscure Reference at 4:57 PM on December 21, 2014

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments