HAVE A GLASS OF TEA WITH SHOLEM ALEICHEM:
A ONE-MAN PERFORMANCE
Recipient of the LLS 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award
DESCRIPTION: “A wise word is no substitute for a piece of herring or a bag of oats . . .” So says Tevya -father, husband, milkman and philosopher – the most famous creation of Sholem Aleichem, the “Father of Yiddish Literature.” Aleichem, the nom-de-plume of Sholem Rabinowitz (1859-1916) was, and is, one of the world’s most universally -beloved authors. Often called “The Jewish Mark Twain,” Aleichem wrote hundreds of stories, plays, novels and essays that portrayed the love, laughter, wiles and weltanschauung of a lost world. Kurt F. Stone has been performing his acclaimed, one-man show of Sholem Aleichem for more than 35 years and the hundreds of performances have drawn rave reviews throughout America, Europe and even Australia. Through the course of an afternoon tea, Stone/Aleichem weaves the story of “his” life into tales of Tevya, Golda, Menachem Mendel and the people of Kasrilevke.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Now in his 13th year with the Lifelong Learning Society (LLS), Kurt Stone is a best-selling author, essayist, political activist, actor and ordained rabbi. He calls himself a “Hollywood Brat,” having been born and raised in and around the film industry, and calls his love and knowledge of film “a genetic inheritance.” Dr. Stone is the author of two books on the U.S. Congress, and, for the past eight years has written more than 400 op-ed pieces for his online blog, The K.F. Stone Weekly.
|3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, March 11
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member advance registration – $20
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Door price member / non-member – $25
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