I KID YOU NOSH!

A Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre Production @ The Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Press Release Montreal, June 14, 2023 – The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) original production of I Kid You Nosh!. This uplifting and lively musical inspired by Jewish comfort food and true stories from behind the scenes of the DWYT will be running for five days only from June 18 to June 22, 2023. I Kid You Nosh! will be performed in many languages with English supertitles.

A NEW DWYT ORIGINAL MUSICAL

At a lively cast party in Montreal, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre actors reminisce about the good times and perform delicious numbers inspired by nostalgia and anecdotes about their favorite foods.

I Kid You Nosh! is an original multilingual musical comedy, inspired by true stories from the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre community. It’s all topped with a medley of known songs and a dash of vignettes related to the joy of Ashkenazi Jewish foods and its ties to culture, family, memories, and being together. The DWYT players are talented performers, but their true characters really shine after the curtains close, and it’s time to sing, dance, kibitz, and schmooze it up. Former DWYT performer, Adina Katz has penned a love letter to the Yiddish theatre community, to comfort food and friends, and to years of joyful gatherings.

This new musical shines a light on a talented multigenerational cast featuring beloved stars of the DWYT stage. Balancing past and present, the show revolves around current characters reminiscing about former plays and looking back on Yiddish theatre classics and hits like “Kasrilevke”. The production will be in Yiddish, English, and a sprinkle of French, Hebrew, and Ladino to taste.

“Adina’s original script is a heartwarming reminder of the importance of the DWYT community both on and off the stage. I Kid You Nosh! is a true celebration of life, of being together, of creating and performing together, and of keeping traditions alive,” said Jesse Krolik, co-President of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre.

“After social gathering restrictions kept us away from the theatre and our community, this show gives us a chance to rejoice together and enjoy each other’s company in a comfortable, fun, and meaningful way,” said Writer/Director Adina Katz.

“The best way to end the Segal Centre season is with a big smile and the DWYT continues to deliver the feel-good vibes. This show feels like a warm hug and your bubbe’s matzo ball soup,” said Lisa Rubin, Segal Centre Artistic and Executive Director.

For information about the COVID protocols in place at the Segal Centre, please visit segalcentre.org/en/coronavirus.

Tickets are on sale now at 514.739.7944 or at www.segalcentre.org

WHERE: 5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

CAST

YAFFA Salomé Assor
DEVORA Cheryl Blum
MIRI Maia Cooper
ALIYAH Mia Cooperman
SARI Kinneret Finegold
RONNY Billy Finkelstein
RUTHY Keila Finkelstein
GILI Dan Goldstein
NETA Eliane Goldstein
REUBEN Jonathan Goldstein
ROSE Michelle Heisler
ARI Barry Kaufman
MARCY Betty Kis Marer
MICAH Bram Lackman-Mincoff
TOVAH Jodi Lackman
SHEYNDY Bronna Levy
BERL Burney Lieberman
NOAH David Peterman
“HARDY HAR” HARRY Jack (Yankel) Rudnicki
ESTHER Chana Orenstein
RIVKE Tzina Schulman
CHAIM Sam Stein
SUNKY Stan Unger          

BAND

BAND LEADER / KEYBOARD Nick Burgess

BASS Mike De Masi

DRUMS Parker Bert

CREATIVE TEAM

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Adina Katz

MUSICAL DIRECTOR Nick Burgess

CHOREOGRAPHER Debora Friedmann

STAGE MANAGER Jeremy Pinchuk

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Abi Sanie

APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGERS Orion Hausknost & Samuel Hockenstein

TICKETS: $40

Senior, Student, Under 30 discounts available. Subject to availability.

514-739-7944

www.segalcentre.org

PERFORMANCES

June 18 to June 22, 2023

Sunday and Monday – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday – 8:00 p.m.

JEWISH PROGRAMMING PARTNERS the Azrieli Foundation and Federation CJA

About the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) is the resident theatre company of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts and Canada’s oldest and most important Yiddish-language theatre. Since 1958, the DWYT has been dramatizing the Jewish experience and sustaining the Yiddish theatre legacy at home in Montreal and abroad. The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre has presented over 90 critically acclaimed productions, ranging from classics and original works to dramas and musicals. Founded by Dora Wasserman, OC, OQ, the company was led to new heights by Dora’s daughter, Bryna Wasserman, and is guided today by a new generation of DWYT leadership who are committed to steering it ever higher in the future.

About the Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Driven by a belief in the transformative power of the arts to connect communities, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company with the unique mission to program high quality professional English-language theatre, celebrate and explore Jewish cultural identity, and promote the diversity of voices and perspectives in society at-large via our artists, staff, content, and other programming. The Segal Centre is dedicated to creating, developing, producing, and presenting high quality theatre that is accessible to all. The Segal Centre is a nationally recognized institution with an emphasis on programming original interpretations of popular classic and contemporary works, and invests in new Canadian musicals. www.segalcentre.org

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