Yiddish Theater Talk (In Russian!) At Shorefront Y

The Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach will host art historian and cultural critic Maya Pritsker, who will lead a discussion, entirely in Russian, entitled “From the Lower East Side to Broadway: The Jewish Mark on American Theater,” May 15, 4 p.m. at the Y, 3300 Coney Island Avenue, at the corner of Brightwater Court.

From Abraham Goldfaden, hailed as the father of the Yiddish theater, to such greats as Jacob Adler, Molly Picon and Menasha Skulnik, Pritsker will highlight the lives of the Jewish legends who, dating back to the 1870s, made their indelible mark on the Great White Way — from their humble beginnings staging Yiddish Theater productions in the Lower East Side to their significant social and cultural impact on the stages of Broadway.

To learn more, contact the Y at (718) 646-1444 or go to www.shorefronty.org.