Leah’s Dybbuk

Thursday – Sunday, April 30 – May 3
Leah’s Dybbuk by Susan McCully, directed by Eve Muson
Dramaturgy by Michele Osherow
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents Leah’s Dybbuk by Susan McCully (an adaptation of The Dybbuk by S. Ansky), directed by Eve Muson with dramaturgy by Michele Osherow.

Leah’s Dybbuk traces the turbulent relationship between Tamar, a Jewish historian, and Leah, her adopted Korean daughter. Twenty years ago, Tamar travelled to Korea to take possession of her little orphaned girl. Now, on the eve of her wedding, an anxious Leah visits her grandma’s grave to ask for a blessing. But, invoking the spirits of the dead, Leah finds herself possessed by the soul of her intended Korean bridegroom—a young man she has never met. In their struggle to exorcise the “dybbuk,” Tamar and Leah must grapple with ancestral ghosts and their notions of cultural identity, in this new adaptation of the seminal Yiddish drama, The Dybbuk.

Note: Because of the curfew in Baltimore City, all performances previously scheduled for 8 pm will now begin at 7 pm.

Thursday, April 30 | 7 pm
Friday, May 1 | 7 pm
Saturday, May 2 | 7 pm
Sunday, May 3 | 2 pm*

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Purchase no-fee tickets at Missiontix.com. Parking information is available here.

*For the 2 pm matinee performance, complimentary tickets available for UMBC students. Students may pick up their tickets from the Theatre Department Office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the matinee. Limit one ticket per student.

Guests must present tickets to the box office at least ten minutes prior to the performance; seats that remain unclaimed at this time may be released for resale.

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