Buck Busfield, Michael Gallager and ensemble. Photo by Sal Skog.
The Adventures of Mottel
Sholom Aleichem, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright
58 pgs. 13 Male, 11 Female
Originally produced in CTC’s 1985-1986 season
Audience Recommendation: 10+
Run time: 2 hours
A story of adventure and misadventure set in Russia in the year 1905. A Jewish boy named Mottel meets the trials of living under rule of a cruel Czar with wit and good cheer. Mottel has many adventures, from causing the whole town to sneeze, dying the river (and in effect all the laundry) blue, and eventually travelling to America. We are able to experience what life was like for Jews in Russia at this tine while being entertained by the mishaps of a young boy.
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