Full Length Musical
Time Period - 1900-1910, 19th Century
Settings Of Play - Several locations over the course of David's journey between the years 1883 - 1910.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Church / Religious Groups
A turn of the century drama about the Jewish immigrant experience, this musical captures the interaction between history and individuals as young David loses his passion for the Talmud in his quest for lucre.
"The music ... carries with it the lilt of sentimental European waltzes and Yiddish folk dances." - The New York Times
"A musical that zestily explores serious moral issues." - Bergen Record
"Treats its material honestly and intelligently, capturing both its humor and its despondency." - New York Daily News
"A moving, joyous Off Broadway triumph." - UPI
The Rise of David Levinsky premiered at the 92nd Sreet Y in a production by the American Jewish Theatre in New York City in 1983 under the direction of Sue Lawless.