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Ballad of Monish premieres, Winnipeg, Canada, Nov 21

Multi-talented interpreter of Yiddish culture Marty Green introduces his latest offering in the form of a two-hour musical play, "The Ballad of Monisch", based on a classic poem by I. L. Peretz. What starts out as a Jewish retelling of the classic Faust legend quickly turns into a rollicking, satirical look at traditional Jewish attitudes towards religion, sex, and the non-Jewish world. Marty Green has taken this epic ballad and adapted it to a lively jazz-klezmer setting, interleaving his own razor-sharp English translations with the original Yiddish lyrics. Two shows only, Nov. 21 Winnipeg's Berney Theater; tickets 2 for 25.00 call 1-888-378-9273.

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