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Bobe Mayses: Yiddish Knights and Other Impossibilities

Street Theater as Part of the Cultural Summer Program 2016

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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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


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, when, what?

  • When 7 August 2016, 6 - 8 pm
  • Where Museum Garden

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    10 euros, reduced 7 euros

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

    Ticket ReservationTel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488

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