SANTA MONICA — Theatre Dybbuk will be giving a staged reading of Tony Kushner’s “A Dybbuk” at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium in the Santa Monica Public Library at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. Tickets are free and will be released one hour before the performance at the lobby. Tickets cannot be reserved and seating is first come, first served, so participants are encouraged to arrive early. Seating will not be available after the performance begins.
“A Dybbuk” is Kushner’s 1997 adaptation of S. Ansky’s 1914 play, which is the story of a young bride possessed by the dybbuk of a tormented young man. In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk is the dislocated soul of a dead person that can possess a human being until it accomplishes a certain goal. The play is a central masterpiece in Jewish theater, and Kushner’s adaptation is a moving observation of human passion and the questioning of beliefs.
Theater Dybbuk, is an LA-based theater collective that seeks to give provocative representations of Jewish folklore, history and mythology by using visceral metaphors, lyrical speech and stylized movements. The performance will be directed by Aaron Henne and will feature Shirley Anderson, Erith Jaffe-Berg, Joshua Wolf Coleman, Brad Culver and Jill Holden, among others.
The Santa Monica Public Library is located on 601 Santa Monica Blvd. and is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call 310-458-8606 at least one week before the event. The Library can be reached by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10; bicycle parking racks will also be available. For more information, visit www.theatredybbuk.org or www.smpl.org. The Library can also be reached by calling 310-458-8600.