Who was Isaac Bashevis Singer?

Our next production, Hanukkah, is an afternoon filled with music, short stories and traditional jam doughnuts. Our 3 short stories, read by Rebecca Garron, were written by the prolific Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. But who was he? Here are 10 facts about him:

1. You will probably know him mostly as the author of Yentl, the Yashiva Boy. The short story was made into a film in 1983. It was directed by and starred Barbra Streisand.

2. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. He also won two US National Book Awards.

3. He was born Isaac Zynger in Poland in 1902 and died in Florida in 1991.

4. He wrote all his books and short stories in Yiddish.

5. Singer published 18 novels, 14 children’s books, essays, articles and 7 memoirs.

6. He was a vegetarian.

7. New York’s W 86th Street is named after him.

8. He moved to New York City from Poland in 1935.

9. His words were translated into 58 languages, but he was saddened that nearly all of his readers read his words in translation, due to the decline in popularity of Yiddish.

10. Zlateh the Goat, one of his most popular short stories will be a part of our afternoon on 22nd December 2019.

For tickets go to http://www.eventim.de

TICKET UPDATE: Couch Theatre’s presentation of Mark Lyndon’s Stress

UPDATE: We are thrilled to announce that the second evening (8th February 2020) is now also sold out (we added a second evening after 7th February 2020 show sold out). Ticketing for this event is now closed. We do, however, have a waiting list in case we have returned tickets. If you would like to be put on this list, then please contact us at Couchtheatre@web.de. We cannot, however, in any way, shape or form, guarantee tickets if your name is on this waiting list. You will only be guaranteed a ticket if you get a confirmation email from us stating that you have a ticket.

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