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Tevye Served Raw

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

An evening of stories by renowned Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem, the creator of the Tevye stories which became the basis of 'Fiddler on the Roof.'  More…

'Tevye Served Raw' features a mix of purely comic non-Tevye stories and comic and dramatic Tevye stories. It goes back to Sholem Aleichem's original, and it shows you what they left out of 'Fiddler,' going much deeper into what life in the shtetl - where most American Jews' ancestors come from - was really like. Plus you find out what happened to the characters after the plot of the musical ends.

Performed in English and Yiddish, with English supertitles.

Member Reviews (15)


Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful
Avg Score

Loud, Too much translation, Slow, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you speak Yiddish. You'll be delighted to hear the actors speaking the colorful language with ease.

Don't see it if you want to learn about SA or to enjoy his stories. I love his writing, but didn't find their charm/humor here. Subtitles awkwardly placed.

Also So many people have liked this play, but my friend and I did not. The ... Read more Read less

Energetic, Interesting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You love Tevye, Alecheim, or Yiddish Theater.

Don't see it if You don’t want to read supertitles. About half the stories use them.

Also Exuberant performances enhance the storytelling. One story extends the... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see/hear the stories about the 'real' Tevye by the person who wrote the original..

Don't see it if you don't want to struggle with super-titles. you are not into Jewish stories and Jewish humor.

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want a different look at the creative genius behind Fiddler on the Roof, love Yiddish theatre or just want to be entertained!

Don't see it if You hate Yiddish, are bored by Fiddler and want splashy sets and costumes and can't read subtitles.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want some background to Fiddler and it's original writer Sholom Aleichem; you like Jewish/Yiddish culture.

Don't see it if You're expecting a full length scripted story; you don't like stripped down productions.

Also This is a series of montages, stories, songs, scenes, etc. almost like... Read more Read less

Great acting, Refreshing, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if If you’re a fan of Yiddish shows, this is a must-see. See it if you want to learn more about other Shalom Aleichem works, esp Tevye stories.

Don't see it if If you want a fully-staged elaborate production, with a large cast. Or if you don’t enjoy hearing the Yiddish language.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if The actors were terrific! A deeply moving reminder of what shtetl life was like in Eastern Europe. I laughed and cried!

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this wonderful production would be dislike for supertitles.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You know about Yiddish culture and love Yiddish humor.

Don't see it if You hate fast paced silly fun

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Poignant

See it if Anyone interested in Yiddish theater, language or SA.

Don't see it if You want big budget traditional shows. This is small scale. You can’t deal with supertitles.

Great acting, Clever, Resonant

See it if You want to get a taste of the real Shalom Aleichem and Tevye stories.

Don't see it if You don't like reading supertitles or you expect to get a comprehensive look at the Tevye stories or the life of Sholom Aleichem

Intelligent, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever, Delightful

See it if In a tiny theater, a group of extraordinary character actors present some pieces from Sholom Aleichem. This is a gem.

Don't see it if You don't like Yiddish theater. You do like splashy Broadway renditions of TV shows.

Clever, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if if you like vignettes

Don't see it if if you don't like reading supertitles

Intelligent, Must see, Intense

See it if it's your first time in a performance and you want to be surprised!

Don't see it if You don't like overanalyzing

Dated, Slow, Thought-provoking, Funny, Confusing

See it if you love yiddish culture

Don't see it if you have zero interest in yiddish

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Wonderfully entertains. Great cast and a totally fun evening.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy comedy

February 8th, 2019
"The essential sweetness-cum-pathos of Aleichem’s life and his genius...This Tevye is a small work that elicits chuckles, not guffaws; sniffs, not sobs. The actors work hard and even brings the audience into the act...It’s delightful to see the Tevye characters interpreted from the inside out wit...
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February 13th, 2019
"Take one black-box theater, three superb actors, and material that is, in turn, funny, poignant, nostalgic, and powerful, and the result is magic...In the hands of Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman, and Shane Baker, the material presented has the ring of authenticity...Ms. Shmulenson and...
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February 3rd, 2019
"The majority of the show is funny and plays around with exaggerated Jewish stereotypes...The actors articulated the historic language with what seemed like professional ease...I don’t think you have to be Jewish or even Jewishly inclined to enjoy what this touching and hilarious show has to offe...
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July 30th, 2018
for a previous production "Three actors-Yelena Shmulenson, Allen Lewis Rickman (Velvel in the Coen Brothers' 'A Serious Man') and Shane Baker ('the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today')-manage the feat of bringing five of Aleichem's stories-adapted and translated by Baker and Rickman-to life under Rickman's...
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