Di Froyen (The Women)
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Di Froyen (The Women)
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Di Froyen (The Women) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

A play about identity, schizophrenia and self-empowerment in the Orthodox Jewish communities of NY. 

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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if you like rooting for the underdog-here a Hasidic woman who is wrongly treated but has the courage to fight and thereby bring others along.

Don't see it if minimal staging & lighting prevent you from enjoying an off-off Broadway play, or you don't understand Yiddish and don't like superscript.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
January 24th, 2022

The New Yiddish Rep’s (David Mandelbaum, artistic director) production of the Yiddish language Di Froyen (The Women) is a bittersweet, anger inducing portrait of modern day Chasid women caught between orthodox Jewish ideology and the rush of modern society’s laws and attitudes into their lives. Adapted by Malky Goldman and Melissa Weisz from Naomi Regan’s Women’s Minyan, Di Froyen, in one compact, tense hour, opens up a previously secret world to the public. Here are six women, all wearing sheitels (wigs that orthodox Jewish women must wear because showing their own hair is proscribed by religious law) and all under immense pressure from within and without their enclave.
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