Plays


Dead Fiddler

The spirit (dybbuk) of a musician inhabits the body of a 17 year old girl. When she opens her mouth, his voice comes out. The spirit bewitches the community, exposing their dirty secrets and captivating them with ribald tales.

This continues for several nights until the usually sedate and religious village becomes a carnival of dancing and anarchy. The girl's parents are traumatized and call on several Rabbis to exorcise the dyubbuk. Instead another spirit, this time a dead prostitute, enters the girl's body and fights with the fiddler for sole occupancy.

Please contact Susan Schulman, agent for the Isaac Bashevis Singer Estate, at susan@schulmanagency.com for information about performance rights and licensing.

Demons and Dybbuks

A play comprised of a skillful blending of several short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Please contact Susan Schulman, agent for the Isaac Bashevis Singer Estate, at susan@schulmanagency.com for information about performance rights and licensing.

Luck! A Musical

Luck! A Musical
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In this fractured folk tale based on Mazel and Shlimazel, the story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Mazel and Shlimazel, the spirits of Good Luck and Bad Luck, make a bet to determine who is the more powerful. The terms: Mazel will take a hapless young man named Tam under her wing for one year, at the end of which Shlimazel will attempt to undo everything she's done in one second.

That's the point at which Tam and the princess with whom he's fallen in love have to rely upon their own ingenuity to save the kingdom and keep Tam's neck out of the hangman's noose. Along the way, matters are complicated by a crafty prime minister, a superstitious nurse, and a lion on the loose!

Please contact Susan Schulman, agent for the Isaac Bashevis Singer Estate, at susan@schulmanagency.com for information about performance rights and licensing.

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Teibele and Her Demon

Teibele and Her Demon
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Late in the 19th century, Teibele, a beautiful young Polish-Jewish woman, was deserted by her husband and cannot remarry unless he is legally declared dead. Alchonon, an unemployed scholar whom Teibele does not like, has loved Teibele from afar for years. Seeing his chance, he devises a plan to woo her....

Please contact Susan Schulman, agent for the Isaac Bashevis Singer Estate, at susan@schulmanagency.com for information about performance rights and licensing.

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Yentl

Yentl
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Late in the 19th century in a small Polish village, the daughter of a rabbi loves studying the Torah with her father. When he dies, she refuses to take on the traditional role for a woman and, instead, leaves the village disguised as a man so she can continue her studies.

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Please contact Susan Schulman, agent for the Isaac Bashevis Singer Estate, at Schulman@aol.com for information about rights and licensing.
 
   
 
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