Vanderbilt Theatre finds today’s headlines mirrored in old story

September 30, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn–Vanderbilt University Theatre presents an 18th century Jewish parable of greed and broken vows that hits close to home in America today with “A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds” in Neely Auditorium Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and one matinee Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

Tony Award-winning playwright of “Angels in America” Tony Kushner is known for his critical examination of difficult moral issues. In this tale of a father’s broken promise and the price his daughter pays on her wedding day, Kushner looks to the past and the supernatural for answers to why the innocent often pay for the greed of others.

“The destructive and selfish actions of executives at companies like Enron and Worldcom prove Kushner right that this story is unfortunately relevant to our community today,” said Terryl Hallquist, co-director of the Vanderbilt University Theatre.

Based on an original story by S. Ansky and regarded as the cornerstone of Yiddish drama, “Dybbuk” is presented in conjunction with the celebration of the opening of Vanderbilt’s Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life.

The presentation is open to the public. For reservations and ticket information, call (615) 322-2404 or email: General Admission tickets are $7. Tickets are free for Vanderbilt undergraduate students (with Vanderbilt ID) and $4 for Vanderbilt graduate students (with Vanderbilt ID). Neely is located between Sarratt Student Center and Kirkland Hall.

Contact: David Glasgow, 615-322-NEWS,

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