Thursday November 17
Writer/actress Beth Kaplan shares an inside look at the life and creative achievements of her great-grandfather, Jacob Gordin, the influential playwright and icon of the Yiddish stage. Includes a dramatic performance by Jack Newman.
I am going to be speaking about my great-grandfather, his life, my search for him and the subsequent book, at the Miles Nadal JCC at Spadina and Bloor on November 17. Doors open at 1, and the short dramatic program will run from 1.30 to 3.00; the fine actor Jack Newman will perform short excepts from Gordin’s plays in both English and Yiddish, there will be power point photographs, and, of course, moi. I think it’ll be fun. You’re invited.