The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok, Son of Sara, of Berditchev
By Dan Friedman Directed by Moshe Yasur
October 21 - November 20, 2011
According to legend, when the great Hasidic Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok of Berditchev died in 1809, he refused to enter heaven unless God first agreed to end poverty and suffering on earth. A century later, four Jewish men fleeing the pogroms of Europe meet on a ship bound for America. When they recall oft-told stories of Rabbi Yitzhok, conflict and humor follow in this play with music that asks the question, "what is the responsibility of the Jew?"
Cast: Jeffrey Fader, Jeffrey Kitrosser, Ben Prayz, Sean Singer
Design and Technical Team: Joseph Spirito (Set and Video Design), EmilieCharlotte (Costume Design), Nick Kolin (Lighting Design), David Belmont (Sound Design), Dmitri "Zisl" Slepovitch (Musical Director), Benjamin Rodman (Stage Manager)