Diamonds in the Dark: A Celebration of Yiddish Poetry
World Premiere December 3- 27, 1998
Let me come close to the joy of the Yiddish word
Give me whole days and nights of it
Weave me, bind me into it
Feed me crumbs, with the crows
I’ll sleep on a hard bed
Under a leaky roof
Just don’t let me forget the Yiddish word
For a single Moment
-Jacob Glatstein, 1961
Diamonds in the Dark: A Celebration of Yiddish Poetry conceived by ATJT’s Artistic Ensemble performed by Corey Fischer, Albert Greenberg and Naomi Newman directed by Helen Stoltzfus with a musical score by Albert Greenberg choreography by Stephen Pelton additional arrangements by Mark Izu Scenic and Lighting Design by Matthew Antacky; Costume design by Sussanah Douthit; Technical Direction by Alex Kort.
Forget everything you think you know about Yiddish. ATJT’s newest ensemble creation blends 20th century poetry and post-modern music with the company’s dynamic theatricality. Diamonds gives voice to the Yiddish poets’ passionate struggle to bear witness to the secular, mystical, erotic and political realities of our time.
For single tickets online, go to www.ticketnet.com
Or call (415) 399-1809. Group discounts available
This post was written by AkilahC on December 27, 1998