Expand your horizons through our excellent and varied programming for knowledge-seeking adults. All programs are open to everyone and we welcome your participation. The MRT Library houses current reference, non-fiction and fiction volumes for your perusal and borrowing. Do join us!
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Molly Picon was a Yiddish theater icon, known for her comedic performance style and the acrobatic stunts that she performed into her eighties.
Hear the story of the fascinating life and career of “the Jewish Helen Hayes,” from her first performances as a child vaudeville star to flourishing as a Yiddish theater star in shows like “Mamele”, through her Yiddish film career, and her move to Broadway stardom.
Professor Caplan is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Baruch College in NYC specializing in world theater, Yiddish theater and drama, theatrical travel and Jewish performance culture. Her book, Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy, was published by University of Michigan Press in 2018. Her writings have appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, Aschkenas, New England Theatre Journal, Performance Research, Pakn Treger, and American Theatre Magazine. She is currently working on a new biography of Molly Picon.
A Wonderful 2018 Shabbat Kallah!
MRT welcomed Modern Orthodox Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz as our annual Shabbat Kallah scholar on December 15. Rabbi Shmuly led 3 programs addressing various issues of social justice in the Jewish community and related text study.