Kushner herself appears in the production, and also discusses the development of her story from book, to radio, and now to theater.
The full press release appears after the jump.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]
The Klezmer Nutcracker
The Vital Theater and Ellen Kushner have adapted her book The Golden Dreydl into a theatrical play:
Sara is miserable at the family Chanukah party. But when mysterious Tante Miriam (played by Ellen herself) arrives with the gift of a Golden Dreydl, everything changes. The Dreydl, an enchanted princess in disguise, whirls Sara away on an exciting adventure through a magical world. A delightful holiday tale for everyone, that weaves together threads of folklore and tradition with fantasy and humor.
WHEN: December 6th through January 3rd
Shows run weekends at & , some weekdays at & (the later shows are ideal for adult audiences)–check the calendar for additional performances
WHERE: Vital Theatre Company
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor (at
Get tickets online at: www.vitaltheatre.org or call 212-579-0528
In addition to performing in each show (except for the Dec 20 shows), Ellen Kushner will discuss the development of her story from a Klezmer-inspired public radio special to illustrated children’s book to Vital’s full-fledged theatrical production after the 7 p.m. shows on Thursday, December 18 and Monday, December 22.
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