February 3-24: Tales of Chelm
New episodes debut every Thursday in February at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
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We’re excited to partner with JArts TheatreWorks Group on Tales of Chelm, a series based on “The Wise Folk of Chelm” by Rabbi Seymour Rossel.
Adaptors Jesse Garlick and Dori Robinson approach classic Jewish folktales through a modern lens in Tales of Chelm, reimagined by JArts Theatreworks. Composed of four segments, Tales of Chelm utilizes innovate performance techniques, such as puppets, masks and clowning, to tell the stories of the people of Chelm— Eastern European villagers who considered themselves uniquely wise, and whose antics have been amusing us since the sixteenth century. Learn how the town of Chelm came to be, follow along as they attempt the seemingly impossible, and discover why Jewish culture has rendered these stories immortal. Zany fun for all ages!
A new Tales of Chelm episode will premiere every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT in February 2022.