RACHEL CALOF, a play with music, based on the life of Rachel Calof, a Jewish picture bride who was a homesteader on the Great Plains from 1894-1904, was chosen to be highlighted in the United Solo Theatre Festival. RACHEL CALOF will play four performances only: Sunday, November 15th at 7:30 pm, Monday, November 16th, Wednesday, November 18 at 9pm and Saturday, November 21 at 2pm. Based on the memoir, Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains, the show features critically acclaimed television and stage actress Kate Fuglei in the title role. The play is directed by Ellen S. Pressman and features original music and lyrics by Leslie Steinweiss. The book was adapted for the stage by Ken LaZebnik. Tickets are $19.25 and can be purchased by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212-239-6200).
RACHEL CALOF is based on a pragmatic memoir, written completely in Yiddish by Rachel Calof. It tells the story of her brave adventure across the ocean as a Jewish picture bride from Russia to North Dakota in 1894 to marry a man she had never met before. Kate Fuglei powerfully enacts Calof’s courage to come to a new land, her sense of humor, her capacity to endure brutal hardships and her quest for a home of her own. RACHEL CALOF takes the audience on a journey filled with challenges and pleasant surprises with Calof’s transformative spirit and a genuine love for life.