Tales of Chelm: How the Chelmites Stole the Moon

Tales of Chelm: How the Chelmites Stole the Moon

The JArtsTM TheatreWorks production of Talesof Chelm is based on the book, “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 innovative 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! 

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