A new play, “Covers,” exploring the Russian-Jewish immigrant experience inaugurates Folksbiene RU, a new initiative of the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbiene, co-created in partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group. Directed by the acclaimed Russian director Alexandre Marine, “Covers” will be presented at the ArcLight Theatre, 52 West 71st Street, now through Sunday, June 2.
Produced by Folksbiene, “Covers” is developed by The Lost & Found Project, New York’s only young Russian-Jewish theatre ensemble comprised of actors born in the former Soviet Union in the ‘70s and ‘80s. An interactive English-language play, “Covers” uses personal testimony to explore the process of recovering a connection to cultural and religious heritage after decades of lost memories and proscribed Jewish identification and expression during Soviet times.
Folksbiene.RU will serve as a platform for unique theatrical exploration for Russian-Jewish immigrants in New York who are connecting with a cultural heritage they either never knew or were forced to forget. Folksbiene RU will also stage community events and educational programming. It is supported by COJECO, an agency of the UJA Federation of New York.
Tickets to “Covers” are $18. For more information visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org or www.lostandfoundprod.com.