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"Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

Shlemiel the First
Staged Concert Reading
Theater J, Washington, DC

Tickets $25
(800) 494.TIXS or visit
Box office opens 1 hour before performance
Opening Night Performances:
Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
All Other Performances:
October 10-12, 7:30 pm
October 13, 12:00 pm

For more info: 202-777-3230

Based on the Play by I.B. Singer
Conceived and Adapted by
Robert Brustein
Music by Hankus Netsky
Additional Music by Zalmen Mlotek
Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
Directed by Nick Olcott

Featuring Amy McWilliams, Donna Migliaccio, Dan Manning,
Rob McQuay, Dwayne Nitz, Peter Gil, Tom Howley, Howard
Stregack, Max Talisman and Isabel Thompson

Brustein recreates one of the great stories of Chelm, the
village of fools, as a klezmer musical full of slapstick
comedy and zany characters. The council of Chelm decides
to appoint Shlemiel, a sexton in a synagogue, to spread
its dubious wisdom to another town. Tricked by the
mischievous Chaim Rascal into retracing his steps,
Shlemiel thinks he has discovered a duplicate Chelm and
another Ms. Shlemiel. His comic misadventures continue as
he commits adultery with his wife and tries to convince
the council that there are two Shlemiels! Hailed by
critics at Lincoln Center's Serious Fun! festival

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