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A Ghost Tale
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30PM
357 West 36th Street
between 8th & 9th Ave
A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th Street
Theaterlab presents A GHOST TALE.
Interpreted from a 17th century exorcism story, A GHOST TALE follows Alma, a young girl who has been possessed by a spirit. This contemporary adaptation is founded on a scholarly look into the dybbuk stories in the Jewish world, and their function as a form of pulp fiction in shtetl environments. In this version, a departure from the norm, Alma attempts to fight the spirit on her own.
A Ghost Tale was created in collaboration with Roni Cohen, a scholar of 16th and 17th century popular Jewish literature, and features puppets designed and crafted by Brecher.
Brecher, a puppeteer, artist, and teacher from Tel Aviv, combines autobiographical details with political and historical events. He has written sketches for television, and performed in the television shows Srugim and Stissel.