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The Whole Megillah: The Story of The Yiddish Theatre

Hosted By: Chicago YIVO Society

“The Whole Megillah: The Story of The Yiddish Theatre” covers the moment of its birth in Rumania in 1876, to its rapid spread across the Western Hemisphere, to its meteoric flowering into a Golden Age, a flowering that would last but a few short decades – and carry the seeds of its own destruction. It’s an amazing story, full of twists and turns that are – like Yiddish theatre itself – sometimes outrageous, sometimes poignant, but always melodramatic.

3 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. Central

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Charles Troy

Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. Charles has created over 50 multimedia presentations and has presented his work to countless local and national audiences.
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Chicago YIVO Society

The Chicago YIVO Society is a local affiliate of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The mission of Chicago YIVO is to entertain and educate the local community through subsidized lectures, music programs, and film screenings that reflect the rich heritage and diversity of Jewish culture, and to ensure the future of Yiddish through language education.
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