Discover the magic of Yiddish

Shane Baker
Shane Baker

In his second tour of South Africa, Shane Baker from New York once again joins Caely-Jo Levy to delight audiences with an evening of Life, Love and Laughter X the Yiddish Way at the Labia Theatre.

Shane and Caely-Jo make Yiddish accessible to a whole new generation, while feeding into the nostalgia of those who love to hear it nog a mol (once more).

Shane is the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today. His translation of Waiting for Godot, of which The New Yorker said “Beckett’s play, originally produced in French, may finally have found its mother tongue”, has been staged Off-Broadway theatre and internationally with Baker in the role of Vladimir.

The New York Times writes: “If it walks like a Jew, talks like a Jew and acts like a Jew, it’s probably Shane Baker, the goy from Kansas City. A character straight out of a Woody Allen film ...”

Shane is known across the world as an actor, comedian, magician, and all-round entertainer.

In addition to acting, translating, and adapting works for the Yiddish stage, the multi-talented Shane also serves as director of the Congress for Jewish Culture, a Yiddish publishing and educational organisation based in New York.

Caely-Jo rediscovered her Jewish identity through Yiddish song. Her appearance in the annual Yiddish Song Festival in Cape Town awoke a powerful yearning to reach back to the rich yerushe (inheritance) of this treasure chest of memories.

For her, sharing her newfound appreciation for her cultural heritage, yiddishkeit, with her own generation is paramount.

The show will take place at the Labia Theatre on Sunday 1 September at 19:00. Tickets are R150. Proceeds will go to the Cape Jewish Seniors Association.

V Tickets are available through Webtickets or 021 434 9691.

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