Im­mi­grant Life On Stage

Forward Magazine - - Front Page - Read the full post by Curt Schleier at blogs.for­ward.com/the-arty-semite

When Curt Schleier’s par­ents came to Amer­ica, they were start­ing a new life in a new land with a new lan­guage, and were briefly filled with op­ti­mism and faith that life could and would be bet­ter. Per­haps that is why Schleier is such a fan of the new Na­tional Yid­dish The­atre — Folks­bi­ene pro­duc­tion of “The Golden Land,” a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tion of the turn-of-the-cen­tury Jewish im­mi­grant ex­pe­ri­ence. Schleier hopes the new pro­duc­tion will lead to a resur­gence of in­ter­est among the grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren of these pi­o­neers. Un­for­tu­nately, at the show he at­tended there were more canes and walk­ers than young peo­ple (ex­cept for one girl with blue hair).

MICHAEL PRI­EST PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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