NEW YORK’S YIDDISH THEATER & ROZ CHAST REVIEWS

New York City is full of stories.

The Museum Of The City Of New York has two exhibits that  reflects the narrative of what it is to be a New Yorker.

New York’s Yiddish Theater: From Bowery To Broadway is the story of how Yiddish theater not only flourished in New York City, but also had an influence on today’s theater. Using archival footage, images, costumes and other media, the exhibit takes the visitor through the world of Yiddish theater as it adapted to changing times.

Another exhibit, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs lays out the humorous, sarcastic, self-deprecating and  every day humor of respected New Yorker  magazine cartoonist Roz Chast. Born and raised in working class Brooklyn, Ms. Chast has a unique sensibility that is reflected in her work.

I found both exhibits to be unique to New York. Do I recommend them? Well, I will put it this way. If the topics of either exhibit interest you, then I say yes. If not, then I say no.

The Museum Of The City Of New York is located  at 1220 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. New York’s Yiddish Theater: From Bowery To Broadway will be at the museum until July 31st of this year. Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs will be at the museum until October 9th of this year. 

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