Castillo and the New Yiddish Rep
Create Unusual Cultural “Mash up”
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot will be performed for the first time in Yiddish! The New Yiddish Rep is introducing an avant-garde classic to its audience of Yiddish Theatre mayvens, while Castillo’s multicultural audience will learn about the history and influence of Yiddish Theatre while experiencing a Yiddish performance for the first time. These two theatres with uniquely different audiences and artistic missions team up to introduce a modern classic of the theatre to new audiences. The show opens on September 20.
The multiracial cast features David Mandelbaum, the artistic director of the New Yiddish Rep (above right) as “Estragon” and Shane Baker (above center) as “Vladimir,” as well as Rafael Goldwaser as “Lucky,” Avi Hoffman as “Pozzo,” and 9-year-old Nicholas Jenkins (above left) who is making his off-off-Broadway debut as “boy.” Jenkins is, by the way, the son of AUDELCO Award-winning actress Ava Jenkins, who will star in Castillo’s next play, Fred Newman’s Stealin’ Home, opening next month.
Watch the New York Times Arts Beat video "In Performance: A Yiddish Waiting for Godot"
Hear from the director and cast of
Beckett's Waiting for Godot
The play, presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles, will run at the Castillo Theatre from September 20 to October 13, 2013. Moshe Yassur will direct and Shane Baker and David Mandelbaum, the Artistic Director fo the New Yiddish Repertory Theatre will be featured.
Castillo's 2012 Gala: "Creating Friends"
Castillo members and friends gathered on Monday evening, Novmber 12th, to celebrate the growth of our theatre community and re-dedicate ourselves to all the work ahead. The evening honored Gail Peck, David Nackman, EmilieCharlotte Knoerzer, and Joseph Spirito. Over $60,000 was raised. Congratulations to everyone who made the Gala such a success! For more information about this annual event, click here. PHOTOS BY RONALD L. GLASSMAN
The Proverbial Loons
in Musical Comedy at Castillo
Six talented improvisers (one on piano) create a fully improvised musical inspired by the lives of two audience members. See your life transformed into a zany musical, or just watch and enjoy the show. It's guaranteed entertaining and ridiculous! See "Out In New Jersey" news article!
Featuring: David Nackman, Marian Rich, Andy Parker, Cathy Rose Salit, John B. Opdycke, with Frank Spitznagel on piano.
Upcoming Loons' shows will be Saturday evenings at 8 PM: October 5 & 12, November 2, December 7 & 14, 2013