RACHEL CALOF: A MEMOIR WITH MUSIC

posts by randi@thejcc

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/02/2016
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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Location
The JCC in Manhattan

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  • Thu, Feb 02 – Thu, Feb 02
  • 07:30 PM – 08:45 PM
  • $20 members / $25 public

This one-woman show dramatizes the real story of Rachel Calof, a Jewish picture bride, following her emigration from Russia to Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, in 1894, crossing the ocean to marry a man she has never met and determined to make a new life as a homesteader. For four years after her arrival, they lived in a 12-x-14-foot shack with her in-laws; her husband’s brother, wife; and children; two dozen chickens–and a cow. She gave birth to nine children, all of whom survived. This engaging, award-winning show is based on Rachel Calof’s manuscript, handwritten in Yiddish and discovered by her children after her death. Don’t miss your chance to see it during its only New York engagement!

Followed by Q&A with the show’s creative team and the Jewish Women’s Archive.