Past Features

April 20, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 7)

Stempenyu: A Concert Reading April 30

Sholem Aleichem
Sholem Aleichem
The College will host a concert reading of Sholem Aleichem's work, Stempenyu, in the Lovinger Theatre on Thursday, April 30, at 3:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.

Born in Pereyaslav in the Ukraine, Aleichem emigrated to the U.S. after a pogrom in 1905 in his country. He began his career writing in Hebrew, but later transitioned into Yiddish. He wrote stories, sketches, critical reviews, plays, and poems in both verse and prose.

The story of Stempenyu is the tale of a seductive Klezmer fiddle player who falls in love with the wrong woman. The performance will be delivered in Yiddish, English, and Russian supertitles by members of the National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbiene.

This performance is sponsored by the City University of New York and the Sholem Aleichem Foundation.

For tickets, call 718-960-8025, or for group sales, call Itzy Firestone at 212-213-2120 (ext. 204).