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Sun, 03/29/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
The Witches of Lublin
Jewish music and culture

The Portland Jewish Hour and host Liz Schwartz present The Witches of Lublin, an award-winning audio drama based on true and little-known history of Jewish women’s lives in 18th Century Europe. Featuring Tovah Feldshuh, Simon Jones, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Rosenblat, and a cast of New York City’s finest Broadway and audio talent. Ellen Kushner teamed up with klezmer vocalist and screenwriter Elizabeth Schwartz and violinist/composer/filmmaker/ethnographer Yale Strom to create what they called their  “Historical-Feminist-Klezmer-Shtetl-Magic Realist-Musical Radio Drama.” This engaging tale is the perfect antidote to COVID-19 anxiety, and will also get you in the mood for Pesach, which is fast approaching.  Note: In the interests of clarity, I wanted to let you know that klezmer vocalist/writer Elizabeth Schwartz and PJH host Liz Schwartz are two different people. 

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    Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Ellen Kushner
    The Witches of Lublin
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