The Jewish Queen Lear

Performance Dates

If it's not one thing, it's your mother!  Written in 1898, Jacob Godin's story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son.  When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions.  

Wildly successful in its time, Gordin's materpiece of the Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation.  

Part of Theater J's season "Around Town" while its home building is being renovated.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
135 minutes

Creative Team

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Musical Director
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Adapted From
Translated by Nahma Sandrow
From MIRELE EFROS by Jacob Gordin