Baruch Center For The Performing Arts

Folksbiene Tackles Big ‘Lies’

Largest cast ever for Yiddish theater’s musical adaptation of ‘Lies My Father Told Me.’
11/11/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

It was a kind of Canadian spin-off of “Fiddler on the Roof.” When Jan Kadar’s cinematic classic, “Lies My Father Told Me,” premiered in 1975, it was hailed as a stunning evocation of Jewish life in Montreal in the 1920s, as the older immigrant generation and its ways began to fade into obsolescence. The tale of a 6-year- old boy caught between his Tevye-like grandfather and his ambitious, money-hungry father, the film rode the wave of multiculturalism that had engulfed North America, and focused new attention on Jewish ethnicity.

Alex Dreier as David, left, and Chuck Karel as Zayda in “Lies My Father Told Me.” Crystal Arnette

Baruch Puts Women Comics In Spotlight

03/04/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Time was, the very idea of a female comedian up on stage was a joke.

Gender and Jewishness: Sheba Mason, left, Judy Gold and Jackie Hoffman.
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