The Megillah Cycle is a reading of the entire original Megillah of Itzik Manger, which was the inspiration for the 1960’s Broadway Musical sensation which starred a young Mike Burstyn and his parents, the Yiddish Theatre icons Pesach Burstein and Lilian Lux. This virtual celebration will be directed by, and will feature Mike Burstyn and an international celebrity studded cast including Daniel Kahn (Germany), Jamie Elman and Eli Battalion (Yidlife Crisis, Canada), and US Jewish Eleanor Reissa, Shane Baker, Yelena Shmuelenson, Allen Lewis Rickman, Suzanne Toren and Avi Hoffman as Evil Haman.
Congress for Jewish Culture (CJC) is a home and resource for some of the finest writers, poets, translators, composers, and performers working in the field of Yiddish today. They cultivate the living language in all of its manifestations: spoken, sung, on the page and on the stage. CJC publishes Yiddish and English books; presents concerts, plays and Purim-shpiln; runs classes and literary reading circles.
The event can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube and the YI Love Jewish website: