The Jewish Theatre in San Francisco is closing at the end of its current season. In its 34 years, the company has produced original plays and reproductions ranging from works inspired by Yiddish poetry and Biblical traditions, to plays about the experiences of German Jews between the world wars, and the conflict in the Middle East.
KALW’s Molly Samuel went to see the play that opens The Jewish Theatre’s final act. It’s a Depression–era story that resonates with the economic reality the theater and many other arts organizations are facing today.
This aired on Crosscurrents on 11/10/11.