A work-in-progress performance of Great Small Works' newest project!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 7:00PM
15 West 16th Street, NYC
Admission: General $15/YIVO Members $12
Box Office: (212) 868-4444
An Artist and Scholar Collaboration
Deep in the YIVO archives are the original puppets used by Modicut, Yosl Cutler and Zuni Maud's Yiddish puppet theater troupe. The first of its kind in the United States, Modicut was known for satirical with that spanned the breadth of Jewish life. GREAT SMALL WORKS, together with DR. EDWARD PORTNOY, bring the pair to life--and to a new audience--by portraying the rich Yiddish cultural context from which Modicut sprung, and re-staging original Modicut scripts.
The program will consist of scenes from Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls, talks by Dr. Portnoy and Great Small Works company members John Bell and Jenny Romaine, a newly-unearthed song written by Yosl Cutler, and a Toy Theater adaptation of a Yiddish story for the edification of 1930's youth titled "Santa Klos Hot Gekhalisht" ("The Day Santa Klaus Fainted").