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Cherry Orchard Festival presents



Play by Roy Chen, Directed by Yevgeny Arye, Inspired by S. An-sky

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00PM

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 W 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)

Performed in Hebrew with English and Russian surtitles

Direct from Israel, the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theater presents the North American premiere of The Dybbuk.

This spellbinding event takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology, the evocative work is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic.

The Dybbuk follows Hanan, a young, destitute yeshiva student who meets his untimely demise. Trapped between two worlds, Hanan’s spirit will not let go of his one true love, Lea – and struggles from beyond the grave to return to her. On the day of Lea’s wedding to another man, Hanan’s restless soul returns as a dybbuk – a malicious spirit – to possess a host and halt the nuptials.

Gesher is Hebrew for ‘bridge’ – and the company has lived up to this name by spanning the gap between Russian and Israeli cultures. Formed in 1991 by a group of Russian immigrant actors, Gesher has established itself as one of Israel’s most dynamic, prolific, and internationally lauded theatre innovators.

Premium VIP & Artist Reception tickets at $250 include an exclusive Post-Show Cocktail Reception with the Gesher Theatre cast, featuring hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.