with Alan Teller
Sunday, March 24, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Distinct from Yiddish theater, Jewish vaudeville had its own flavor. Alan Teller grew up with a larger-than-life grandfather in the business — a guy who pulled quarters out of Alan’s ears and made things disappear before his eyes. He inherited scrapbooks that include photos and clippings, telegrams and contracts, playbills, and more, including an early review of his grandfather’s act in Harper’s. This class will explore life on the boards, other examples of Jewish vaudeville, and his grandfather’s other life as a cutter in the garment district of New York.
No fee (please register)