Hester Street

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Hester Street depicts the uplifting journey of Gitl, a young Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, who arrives with her son to meet her husband Jake in the tumult of the late-19th century Lower East Side. Separated from his wife and the provincial limitations of his upbringing, Jake has fully embraced his new American life—one that has little in common with Gitl’s old-time ways.

Faced with the disintegration of her marriage in a world she can barely comprehend, Gitl must find her voice, protect her son, and redefine her identity.

Production Information

Show Type
World Premiere or New Work
Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Rabbi and Others and Instrumentalist
Joe Peltner
Mrs. Kavarsky and Others
Rabbi's Wife and Others and Instrumentalist

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Adapted From
the film by Joan Micklin Silver
Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master