Bobe Mayses: Yiddish Knights and Other Impossibilities

Street Theater as Part of the Cultural Summer Program 2016

A knight's armor with a violin and a sword

Street Theater Bobe Mayses; Photo: Mark Kovnatskiy

The theater visionary Jenny Romaine transforms the Jewish Museum Berlin and its garden into a stage for an extraordinary theater extravaganza.

The New York Times bestseller author Michael Wex retells the ancient legend of the heroic Jewish knight Bovo. Written in the Venice ghetto in 1507, the "Bovo Bukh" is the first printed work of secular Yiddish literature. This fantastic story of friendship, love, and betrayal, of gallant battles, foreign lands, and new conquests spread through the entire Yiddish-speaking world.

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Where

Museum Garden


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

A procession with life-sized puppets, renaissance and contemporary Jewish music, texts in Yiddish, German, English, Russian, Italian, and Arabic – an extraordinary theater extravaganza in the Museum Garden!

A production by Yiddish Summer Weimar in cooperation with the Weimar Arts Festival in Weimar on 1 August 2016.

Supported by the Embassy of the United States of America.

Where

Museum Garden


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    7 August 2016, 6 - 8 pm

  • Where

    Museum Garden

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    10 euros, reduced 7 euros

  • LanguageYiddish, German, English, Russian, Italian, and Arabic

  • Ticket ReservationTel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488
    reservierung@jmberlin.de

Events (9) Cultural Summer 2016 Show all

Cultural Summer 2016

Every year, the Jewish Museum Berlin invites visitors to its cultural summer program held in the Museum Garden from June to August.

Semer Ensemble:
Rescued Treasure

25 June 2016
Concert Opening the Cultural Summer

Summer Garden Party

3 July 2016
This year’s summer garden party is all about Eastern European and Yiddish culture.

Reading with Christian Berkel: Tevye the Dairyman

9 July 2016
To mark the 100th anniversary of Sholem Alejchem’s death, the actor Christian Berkel will read from the new translation of the book Tevye the Dairyman

Jazz in the Garden:
Shira Z. Carmel and her Brasserie

17 July 2016
Jazz Concert with Cabaret Jazz

Jazz in the Garden:
Bester Quartet

31 July 2016
Concert with Klezmer jazz

Bobe Mayses: Yiddish Knights and Other Impossibilities

7 August 2016
Street Theater: The theater visionary Jenny Romaine transforms the Jewish Museum Berlin and its garden into a stage for an extraordinary theater extravaganza.

Long Museum Night

27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors

Jazz in the Garden:
Zlata Razdolina

28 August 2016
Concert with Jewish jazz

Jazz in the Garden:
Libelid Quintet

11 September 2016
Concert with Ambient jazz