Teibele and Her Demon

by  Isaac Bashevis Singer, Eve Friedman

Full Length Play  /  6m, 1f

"Rare theatrical magic ... moving and full of wonder" - N.Y. Daily News.

"Fabulous, erotic, funny, delightful, different and touching." - N.Y. Post.

"Wonderful, exceptional, delightfully imaginative, charming." - WCBS …

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In a Polish Jewish village about a hundred years ago lives Teibele, a young attractive woman whose husband has deserted her and apparently disappeared. So Teibele can't remarry until he's legally declared dead. Enter the "demon" who's actually Alchonon, a woe begone, unemployed scholar despised by Teibele. But he knows of her fascination for biblical demons and their powers and devises an audacious plan to woo and win her in the dark. Thus he seduces the passionate Teibele and comes to adore her. But Alchonon wants to marry her and a domesticated demon would be too much for even guileless Teibele to accept. So Alchonon devises another scheme to make this come about but it wouldn't be fair to tell you the outcome.
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"Rare theatrical magic ... moving and full of wonder" - N.Y. Daily News.

"Fabulous, erotic, funny, delightful, different and touching." - N.Y. Post.

"Wonderful, exceptional, delightfully imaginative, charming." - WCBS TV2.

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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer is among the most important Jewish writers of the Twentieth Century, and is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for literature (1978). His stories speak to Jew and non-Jew alike. Even today, readers find his writing powerful and provocative, filled with ideas and passions that resonate as freshly as ...

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Eve Friedman

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