ROCKVILLE (Md.) –– The Congress for Jewish Culture is bringing their three-person show “Tevye’ and Friends” from NYC to the DMV. Drawing on the writings of famed Yiddish playwright Sholem Aleichem, the performance will take place on Saturday March 18 at 8 P.M. at the Bender JCC’s Kreeger Auditorium in Rockville, Maryland.
In the production, Sholem Aleichem’s funny and yet poignant stories depicting the everyday trials of his fellow countrymen are laid out with acerbic wit and stirring sentiment. Among the stories are “Strange Jews on a Train,” where the prohibition against gossip is thrown out the sidecar window as a stranger inquires a fellow passenger about their destination. In a “Stepmother’s Trash Talk,” curses are served up as the main course in a meal where insults are doled out with sharp tongued wit. In “Tevye the Dairyman,” the trio grapples with the story familiar to any fan of “Fiddler on the Roof”: the tale of Chava and her non-Jewish Ukrainian love, emblematic of the the cultural shifts facing the European Jewish immigrant in America.