18 | Jul
08:00PM
18 | Jul
08:00PM

opera

The Marriage of Figaro

A comic opera composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Figaro tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity. This world premiere production will feature the Sephardic origins of Lorenzo Da Ponte and will be directed and adapted by David Serero. Starring David Serero as Figaro.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP seating at asffigaro.bpt.me/ or 800-838-3006


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21 | Jul
06:00PM
21 | Jul
06:00PM

opera

The Marriage of Figaro

A comic opera composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Figaro tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity. This world premiere production will feature the Sephardic origins of Lorenzo Da Ponte and will be directed and adapted by David Serero. Starring David Serero as Figaro.

Ticket Info: $26 general; $36 VIP seating at asffigaro.bpt.me/ or 800-838-3006


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31 | Jul
07:00PM
31 | Jul
07:00PM

theatrical performance

Breach of Promise

On July 31st, YIVO will present another of its Treasures from the Archives: a rehearsed reading of Leon Kobrin’s 1912 play Breach of Promise—a tragicomic slice of tenement life in New York City. 

Kobrin's play follows protagonist Katie Tsimbel—an unmarried 28-year-old—who has gotten herself “in trouble.” At her mother’s urging, she tries to force their recent-immigrant boarder--a Jewish ex-soldier in the Tsar’s army, whose fiancé is expected to arrive in America soon—to marry her by framing him with a Breach of Promise charge.

The reading will be in English, in a newly commissioned translation by director and translator Allen Lewis Rickman, and will feature a cast of professional actors.  

“It’s about time Kobrin was rediscovered — he was one of the most interesting Yiddish playwrights of his time,” said Rickman. “And BREACH OF PROMISE was a play he was very proud of. It’s a story of simple immigrants trying to adjust to the realities of an alien civilization; the characters are multi-sided, the humor in the play comes out of naturalistic situations, and the whole thing feels like a snapshot of the old Lower East Side.”

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students; free for Uriel Weinreich Summer Program students at yivo.org/Breach-of-Promise


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