KOMPOT — All the right ingredients for a family experience
December 18 at 2PM
We invite you for a performance featuring the immersive music and puppet fairy tale “The Golem’s Latkes”, and an interactive puppet-making masterclass.
The immersive musical play is based on the PJ Library book “The Golem’s Latkes” by Eric A. Kimmel produced in collaboration with Matti Kovler’s Floating Tower. The legendary Golem means “lump” in Hebrew – connoting the unfinished human being before God’s eyes – a creature made from clay. The humorous narrative focuses on Rabbi’s Judah’s daughter, Basha, who has misused the Golem and turned him into a “Latkes-making machine” for a Hanukkah party.
Besides the fun and entertainment provided by the music and the puppet-making masterclass, the piece has intrinsic educational value. The children will be introduced to new vocabulary, elements of Jewish folklore, and musical storytelling format that is new for many of them.
Composed by Matti Kovler
Lyrics by John Allman
Book by Masha Nemirovsky
Andy Manjuck, puppeteer/actor
Tutti Druyan, actor/singer
The project is a collaboration of Floating Tower, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and FolksbieneRU
KOMPOT is made possible with the generous support of PJ Library of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group, in collaboration with Floating Tower
FolksbieneRU division is a partnership initiative of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Genesis Philanthropy Group
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