My Yiddish Mama would tell me about the special powers of the European Rabbi. At Segal Centre’s spectacular production of The Dybbuk, one of the most widely produced in the history of Jewish theatre, you will see this type of Rabbi in action.
This story, a combination of Romeo & Juliette and the Exorcist, features the brilliant performances of Ben Gonshor (Khonen) and Shauna Bonaduce (Laya). When Laya’s Father tries to prevent their future together by marrying her off to a wealthy man, Khonen chooses to work magic in an attempt to hang on to his betrothed. It was a superb special effect when the Kabala book he was holding broke into flames illustrating that he was playing with fire. This romantic and spooky tale is further enhanced by the clever use of lighting, video and special audio effects on Laya’s voice while she was possessed.
The large talented Yiddish speaking cast are well outfitted in authentic costume design.
English and French supertitles make it understandable for those who don’t know Yiddish.
Buy your tickets soon as it ends August 27, 2015