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This fall, HTG will bring the classic Yiddish tale of “The Dybbuk” to the stage.

Why The Dybbuk – a play written a century ago that takes place in a part of Old World Europe where superstition and the supernatural run rampant? Because that is not what the play is about. The Dybbuk is a love story. And love is one of the few truly universal aspects of life. The Dybbuk is a testament to the lengths we will go for love; it says even death will not stand in the way of true love. Additionally, this play addresses the idea of predestiny. The Dybbuk answers: the bond that brings together two souls who are destined for each other is stronger than death itself.

This play is dark, disturbing and haunting and speaks of a time and place that is somewhere beyond this reality. The alternative title of this play – Between Two Worlds – accurately represents the setting for this play: that strange place between dreaming and waking. It is in this environment where love can overcome all boundaries – even death – and where fear and awe of the Other World go hand in hand.


Performances of “The Dybbuk” will be held in the Shapiro Theater on:

Thursday, November 19th at 8pm
Saturday, November 21st at 8pm
Sunday, November 22nd at 2pm and 8pm

Tickets will be on sale at the Shapiro box office beginning the week of Nov. 15th. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office an hour before each performance time.

Questions? Contact Rachel Goldfarb: rgoldfarb@brandeis.edu