Two one-act plays by the British born Jewish writer Wolf Mankowitz, exploring deep Jewish roots and identification with the oppressed.
“The Irish Hebrew Lesson” - The only tri-lingual play of its kind written in English, Irish and Yiddish. It is the story of three men in Cork in the early ‘20s who, under surprising circumstances, discover a deep affinity between their Jewish and Irish cultural and religious backgrounds. “The Bespoke Overcoat” - Transposing from Russia to the East End of London the story of a lowly clerk who covets an overcoat even after he dies of cold. This is the play’s first-known production in Yiddish, in a new translation by Shane Baker. English supertitles will be supplied.