15 2015

Film: "Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem"

2:00PM - 3:45PM  

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

$ Cost $ 8.00

Portraits of Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel are woven together in this enchanting documentary. A pioneer of modern Jewish literature, Sholom Aleichem created memorable characters who offer windows into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life; Bikel was the foremost interpreter of Sholom Aleichem's work, playing his character Tevye on stage more than 2,000 times and creating two celebrated musical plays about the great author.