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Film: The Golem, with new score, Portland, ME, Jun 26, 2008

Hello Tummler fans.

We want to let you know that our good friend Mark Tipton, (occasional sub with the Tummlers and central member of Zhok Therapy), has written an original score for the 1920 silent film, The Golem. It's going to be shown, and performed, this week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at One Longfellow Square. This is going to be a rare and exciting event. We hope you can make it.

Weds 6/25 and Thurs 6/26 | The Golem w/the Tipton Chamber Players
One Longfellow Square www.onelongfellowsquare.com
8pm | $8

Here's a description of the music and film from Mark:

"My score for The Golem makes wide use of Yiddish scales and Jewish folk idioms, as well as incorporating period tonalities and improvisation. Musicians will include: Mark Tipton (Trumpet and Assorted Brasses), Nicole Rabata (Flutes), Peter Dugas (Piano), and John Clarke (Bass).

The film is set in 16th-Century Prague, both in the Jewish Ghetto and the Emperor's Palace. Rabbi Lowe detects a threatening constellation which signifies tragedy for his people. Soon after, the Emperor sends an edict to the Ghetto to do away with the Jews. Rabbi Lowe creates the Golem out of clay, and uses Dark Magic to bring the Golem to life. The creature both saves the Jewish people and puts them in extreme danger, while the Rabbi's daughter, Miriam, has a secret affair with a Knight from the Emperor's Court. Superb (read: "deliciously melodramatic") acting, stunning German Expressionist sets and costumes, and ingenious special-effects combine to make 'The Golem' a feast for the eyes. Hopefully the music will satisfy the ears, as well; drawing you further into this mystical tale of hope, greed, and triumph."

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