According to legend, when the great Hasidic Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok of Berditchev died in 1809, he refused to enter heaven unless God first agreed to end poverty and suffering on earth. A century later, four Jewish men fleeing the pogroms of Europe meet on a ship bound for America. When they recall oft-told stories of Rabbi Yitzhok, conflict and humor follow in this play with music that asks the question, "What is the responsibility of the Jew?"
This is the full-length production of Dan Friedman's play, directed by Moshe Yasur, and featuring Jeff Fader, Jeff Kitrosser, Ben Prayz and Sean Singer. Music by Dmitri "Zizl" Slepovitch; Set by Joseph Spirito; Costumes by EmilieCharlotte; Lights by Nick Kolin; Original Music Composer David Bishop; Sound Design by David Belmont; Technical Director Ken Horgan; Stage Manager Ben Rodman; Producer Jessica Massad.
© Castillo Theatre 2011 New York City 61 minutes