The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Lost & Found Project present:
The King of Chelm
A whimsical musical for the whole family
After a sold out premier during KulturfestNYC in June 2015, The King of Chelm returns for a short run at the Kraine Theater this November. Join us on the exciting journey in this interactive musical for kids ages 4-12.
Meet Aaron, a young boy dreaming about being a super-hero, who one day finds himself magically transported from his own room to the strange and whimsical town of Chelm. In the upside-down and backwards universe of this small shtetl Aaron, together with the fools and the wise men of Chelm will go on a journey to find out what it really means to be a hero.
The King of Chelm is based on the poetry and short stories of well‐known Soviet poet Ovsey Shike Driz translated by Mike Lion.
Directed by Gera Sandler
Written by Boris Zilberman
Score composed by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Score arranged by Alex Ryaboy
Set & costume design by Luba Proger & Leonid Khanin of L2coLAB, Anna Kegeles & Kaya Meykson
Translation by Mike Lion and Greg Dolin
Technical and Lighting Director Mikhail Kunin
Produced by Anya Zicer & Alla Igolnikova
The show is 1 hr long. After the performance the audience is invited to stay for a 30 min interactive workshop.
This project is made possible by the generous support of Natan Fund.
FolksbieneRU is a partnership initiative of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Genesis Philanthropy Group. Sponsored by Genesis Philanthropy Group and Natan Fund.