New Worlds Theatre Project Presents English-Language Premiere of Carcass, Yiddish Play By Peretz Hirshbein

News   New Worlds Theatre Project Presents English-Language Premiere of Carcass, Yiddish Play By Peretz Hirshbein
 
The English-language premiere of Peretz Hirshbein's Yiddish play Carcass will be presented by New Worlds Theatre Project.

Staged at HERE, Carcass' opening night is set for Sept. 12.

The cast includes Clinton Faulkner, David Greenspan, Alvin Keith, Robyn Kerr and Kathryn Rossetter.

"A singular work that blends a raw, pastoral earthiness with a visceral sensuality, Peretz Hirshbein's 1905 play, Carcass, tells the story of a father’s fall from grace and the costs of transgressions not only to himself, but to his family," press notes state.

New Worlds Theatre Project, founded in 2005, is the country's only theatre company dedicated to translating and producing Yiddish plays. 

Carcass was originally published in in 1905; it was then published in New York in 1916. The play was first performed by Liebhober and then by the Hirshbein Troupe; it was performed in Hebrew in Israel (then Palestine) in 1908 and in Vienna in 1924. The production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

More information can be found by visiting newworldsproject.org.

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