A Summary of the Stories: Story Five

The Purim Gift

An Evening of Short Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer*

Our free livestream event on Saturday, 20th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

*All the stories are child-friendly

“For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.”

Isaac Bashevis Singer

“Our home was always half unfurnished. Father’s study was empty except for books. In the bedroom there were two bedsteads, and that was all. Mother kept no foods stocked in the pantry. She bought exactly what she needed for one day, and no more, often because there was no money to pay for more.”

Our last story of the evening is The Purim Gift from Isaac Bashevis Singer’s poignant memoir ‘In My Father’s Court’. It talks of his childhood, in pre-WWI Warsaw, during the Jewish holiday Purim.

Tune in on Saturday, 20th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m to find out what happens by clicking on the following link:

The playlist with a selection of music from our evening can also be found here:

The stories are © The Isaac Bashevis Singer Literary Trust

Reading by permission of Liepman AG, Zurich

Published by Couch Theatre

A professional English and German-language theatre company in Hamburg, Germany specializing in readings and staged readings / Ein professionelles englisch- und deutschsprachiges Theater in Hamburg, das sich auf Lesungen und szenische Lesungen spezialisiert

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