Performed by: Jake Goodman
Written by: Imre Kertész
Translated by: Tim Wilkinson
Directed by: Barbara Lanciers
Supported by: LABA (Laboratory for Jewish Culture) at the 14th Street Y & Center for International Theatre Development
Running time: 60 minutes
Kaddish, culling its name from the Jewish prayer of mourning, is a stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning writer Imre Kertész's novel, Kaddish for an Unborn Child. Kaddish is an exploration of ritual, loss, and an unrelenting inner conflict in which the beleaguered central character mourns the absence of the child he never fathered during his failed marriage, his mantra being a refusal to bring a child into a world where horrors like the Holocaust can occur. As he attempts to reach the final Amen of the Kaddish prayer, he weaves a brutally honest, deeply personal, stream of consciousness web of the unseen casualties of war, political corruption, Jewish identity, and the humor of living.
Kaddish is the first ever American staging of this magnificent novel, an eloquent meditation on human vulnerability and strength.
More information is available at www.kaddishplay.com
The Theater at the 14th Street Y (View)
344 E 14th St
New York City, NY 10003
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