Moshe Feldstein: Icon of Self-Realization
"I'm certain that, like me, most of the audience had no idea what we
were seeing, no desire to see it again, and no longing to be anywhere
else but in this theater together."
-Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice
Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
FRI 12 @ 10:30; SUN 14 @ 8:30;
THU 18 @ 6:45; SAT 20 @ 7:30;
WED 24 @ 5; THU 25 @ 9
For Tickets: http://www.fringenyc.org/b<wbr>asic_page.php?ltr=M
By Phone at 866.468.7619
Imagine This Scenario presents
Moshe Feldstein, Icon of
Created by Alexander Nemser, Angel Beyde and Joseph Shragge
Written by Alexander Nemser and Joseph Shragge
Starring Alexander Nemser
The New York International Fringe Festival
August 12th - 25th
Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org
“Imagine this scenario: you open your face on a hinge and two crickets are chirping inside. I didn’t make this up: I’ve been there. Welcome to the Human Zone, Compadre.” – Rabbi Moshe Feldstein
New York – Imagine This Scenario productions is eager to present the solo show Moshe Feldstein, Icon of Self-Realization as part of the 14th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Travelling across continents on a whirlwind motivational speaking tour this charlatan rabbi, shaman, huckster and spiritual seeker will perform a healing ritual fusing the ecstatic linguistic panache of the Marx Brothers with the metaphorical fluidity of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. A mix of stand-up and performance art, Feldstein takes the tangle of our world, and rather than unwind it, jumps right into the knot and revels in the chorus of conflicting strands. Vaulting from YouTube onto the street corner, from the unknowable twist at the center of the universe to the garbage island floating in the Pacific, Rabbi Moshe Feldstein, a trickster and investigator of limits, takes the audience on an adventure through language to reach a radical reconfiguration of experience.
Alexander Nemser’s poems have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, AGNI, and The Yale Review. One of his poems is read aloud by a future CIA operative in Robert DeNiro's film The Good Shepherd. He has just completed his first book, The Sacrifice of Abraham.
Joseph Shragge is the co-artistic director of the award-winning Montreal independent theatre company Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre. Recent credits include: co-translator of Medea (Centaur Theatre Company 2010, Montreal), and The Heretics of Bohemia (Segal Centre for the Performing arts 2012, Montreal). His play The Works won first runner up for best production at the Montreal Fringe Festival. www.scapegoatcarnivaletheatre.com
Angel Beyde is an ardent fan of neuroplasticity and is currently dedicated to restoring her right-brain hemisphere to its long-lost 50% share of her cranium, if not more. She does this in marvellous Toronto, Canada, where Descant magazine will be publishing her short story "New Math" any day now. Her work has appeared in Prism, Matrix, Prairie Fire and the CBC anthology Telling Stories: New English Stories from Quebec. Current projects include a novel, a collection of short fictions and a mixed-media art installation about moths.
“A voice tells you: you’re already dead in the garbage.
What do you say? Thanks, I’ll think about it!” – Rabbi Moshe Feldstein
Venue 18 - Studio @ Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce St. (Bedford St. and Barrow St.)
FRI 8/12 @ 10:30-11:15; SUN 8/14 @ 8:30-9:15; THR 8/18 @ 6:45-7:30; SAT 8/20 @ 7:30-8:15; WED 8/24 @ 5:00-5:45; THR 8/25 @ 9:00-9:45