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Yale Strom play premiere, Verdigris, San Diego, CA, Jun 6-7

Yale Strom's new play "VERDIGRIS" (Formerly Yiske Labushnik: A Klezmer's Tale) will have its world premiere at the North Coast Rep on June 6 & 7 at 7pm. North Coast Rep Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA, tickets and information: (858) 481-1055 or (888) 776- 6278.

The action takes place on a train to Krakow on November 1, 1938. Klezmer and raconteur Yiske Labushnik regales his fellow passenger with tales of his life as a wandering musician. But as the train ride continues, we learn there is a deeper and more desperate reason behind Yiske's journey. Many of Yiske's tales are based on playwright Strom's own field research among the Jews and Rom of Eastern Europe. The play includes traditional Yiddish and klezmer music as well as the multi-talented Strom's new compositions. Avi Hoffman ("Golden Land", "Too Jewish") stars. The play "Verdigris" was awarded a grant from the highly competitive National Foundation of Jewish Culture's New Play Commission.

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