Season 2019

Immigrants view Statue of Liberty from Ellis Island

Dreaming In American


    Fleeing the dreadful pogroms of the late 19th century, the horrors of the Holocaust and economic privations, the Jewish people have continually emigrated from the Old World to the new, hoping for a piece of Die Goldene Medina. Here they would find religious freedom and often land and prosperity but their dreams in the Golden Land wavered and morphed as the harsh realities of life as immigrant outsiders tarnished that American glow. This performance piece affirms the lives of the ordinary Jews who scrambled to earn a living on the crowded tenement streets of New York’s Lower East Side only to see their children move uptown and quietly distance themselves from their parents’ old world sensibilities.  Anzia Yezierska, Bernard Malamud and Sholem Asch each poignantly depict dreams lost, found and mutated in circumstances that still resonate among immigrant populations today.

Laura Ferri, Director/Adapter

“Funding for Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.”

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 Performance Dates 2019

(check back often as we will be adding performances during Jewish Book Month November 22 – December 21)

Panim Hadashot / Bellevue – March 15, 2019 @ 8pm

The Summit At First Hill / Seattle – September 22, 2019 @ 7pm

Temple Beth El / Tacoma – November 17, 2019 @ 2pm

Mercer Island Public Library / Mercer Island – November 24, 2019 @ 2pm

Temple Beth Am / Seattle – December 7, 2019 @ 7pm

Havurah Ee Shalom / Vashon Island – December 14, 2019 @ 7pm

Elliott Bay Books / Seattle – January ( date TBD )

To book this performance, September through December 2019, please contact us at:    Gold Telephone 3206.660.1996
or by e-mail at:

Shellie Shulkin, Managing Director & Marketing

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