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God of Vengeance

8 p.m.:  Emily Dickinson Hall, Main Stage

In this adaptation of the 1906 Yiddish play that took the world by storm, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies transports God of Vengeance to 1923, the year the original became the first Yiddish play ever to be performed on Broadway, and the year in which the entire cast of that play was arrested on obscenity charges. It is the story of a girl named Rivkele, whose father owns and runs a brothel in the basement of their house. To escape her father’s oppressive hold, Rivkele goes to the downstairs world and ends up falling in love with one of the women who works there, Manke. This play challenges ideas of what makes pure (Kosher) Jewish identity, and what makes a pure (Kosher) relationship.
By Donald Margulies, adapted from the play by Sholem Asch; based on a literal translation by Joachim Neugroschel.

This play is produced and performed by Hampshire students.
Please request a ticket to see God of Vengeance on the Registration Form.

The play will be showing December 1-4 and 6-8 at Hampshire College.


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