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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

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

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 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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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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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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