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This profound new play brings the 1979 novel to life starring Richard Topol (Indecent).
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About King of the Jews

One night after curfew in the Astoria Café, a group of waiters and cooks and entertainers, along with a spare rabbi or two, are forced by the German occupiers to form a Judenrat, a group of self-governing Jews who will thenceforth govern the lives—and determine the deaths—of their co-religionists in the ghetto that surrounds them. In that first act, they are forced, at a terrible cost, to choose their Elder, who is based on the true-life character Chaim Rumkowski, leader of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland.

In the second act, eighteen months later, we see the Judenrat and its leader confronted with the terrible moral dilemma of having to decide: Who among their fellow Jews is to live and who is to die? It is not a choice that any human being in a world that has not become morally unhinged and absurd can make. And yet they must. In the madness and double-dealing and even humor that ensues, we join these ordinary mortals as they plumb the depths of the unimaginable that history has thrust upon them.

KING OF THE JEWS is based on Leslie Epstein’s novel, published in 1979 and directed by Alexandra Aron. Cast includes Richard Topol, Rachel Botchan, David Deblinger, John Little, Daniel Oreskes, Allen Lewis Rickman, JP Sarro, Dave Shalansky, Jonathan Spivey, Erica Spyres, Wesley Tiso and Robert Zukerman.

Run time

2 hours & 30 minutes with intermission

Start date

October 24th, 2023

End date

November 19th, 2023

Categories

Age

16 and older

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75 Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

582 Reviews | 279 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if U want2go back2 a 1930s cabaret where this gut-wrenching play takes place&where u can mix w the cast,sitting@tables.Grt perf, script&stage.

Don’t see it if Set in Nazi-occupied Poland&centered around the Judenrat, the show has some disturbing moments. Yet, now more than ever it reminds us of*

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

749 Reviews | 421 Followers
90
Profound, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Powerful & moving play on the holocaust staged within the audience. Excellent directing, script & acting.

Don’t see it if No negative comments.

Gale

Gale

383 Reviews | 100 Followers
90
Relevant, Profound, Absorbing, Atmospheric, Heavy

See it if you can tolerate being immersed in a 1939 Jewish bar/restaurant when the Third Reich knocks on the door & seals your future bit by bit

Don’t see it if you are triggered by Holocaust stories of betrayal & lies, suggestions of brutality, abuse & suicide

Chatterbox

Chatterbox

20 Reviews | 3 Followers
92
Intelligent, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like serious plays in intimate venues or generally enjoy plays/movies/books about the Holocaust. Fabulous cast.

Don’t see it if If you don't like small venues. You hate plays about the Holocaust.

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Venue

HERE Arts Center

145 6th Ave, New York, NY, United States, 10013

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

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