Event Scheduled

Labzik: Tales of a Clever Pup

Monday May 24, 2021 12:00 AM EDT
Cost: Free,

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Categories: Family, Theater, Performing Arts, Jewish, Yiddush
Adapted from a book of children's stories by Yiddish author Chaver Paver, Labzik: Tales of a Clever Pup follows the (mis)adventures of a clever mutt named Labzik and the working-class Jewish family that adopts him. Balancing playful humor with socialist realism, the stories finds Labzik and the other residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn up against social and political forces that are no less relevant today: labor struggles, peaceful protest, racism, police brutality — even an episode in which Labzik saves his little girl's life during a terrible airborne disease. The bilingual Yiddish-English short film will be produced in "miniature theater" style, employing paper puppets (performed by Krakovsky and built by designer Ryan Bradburn) to evoke the black and white illustrations of the 1935 original. Labzik will stream on-demand May 24 - June 5

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