A Sholem Aleichem Novel About Love, Theater and Yiddish Adapted for the Stage, and Quite Successfully, Too

With limited means and much sophisticated naivete, the Yiddishpiel Theater is presenting a fascinating melodrama that takes place behind the scenes of Jewish life more than a century ago

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The headline might sound like a left-handed compliment, but it’s germane. The melodramatic plot of “Wandering Stars,” the theatrical adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s well-known novel of the same name (in the...