Interplay Jewish Theatre and The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage proudly present singer/storyteller and New Zealand’s only Jewish comic, Deb Filler in her internationally acclaimed solo show, I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (IN ENGLISH), on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7 p.m. Hosted by the Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 South Woodland Rd. in Beachwood. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $20 for Members of the Maltz Museum or the Mandel JCC. To reserve seats, visit www.maltzmuseum.org or call 216 593-0575.
A one-woman show spectacular, Deb Filler transforms into a series of characters who share memories that have influenced her life, such as in 1947 when the young maestro Leonard Bernstein appeared with an orchestra of Holocaust survivors in the German DP camps of Landsberg and Feldafing. He famously conducted George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” for the survivors interned there. In one of those audiences was Deb Filler’s father, who would recall that experience as the moment he came back to life. Recapture that magic in the award-winning documentary “Mr. Bernstein,” Deb Filler shares the short film as part of this program.
Want to know more about Deb Filler? Watch this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUQR3T0A0Wg
Cleveland audiences may remember Deb Filler from her 1996 Halle Theatre performance of PUNCH ME IN THE STOMACH, where she introduced 36 colorful characters with her brand of joy and pathos. In countless other performances worldwide, she created 27 characters and baked a challah onstage in FILLER UP! Her film credits include The Handmaid’s Tale and the feature documentary The Last Laugh, among others.
I DID IT MY WAY has been seen by audiences in Washington, London, Sydney, New York, L.A., Jerusalem, and Toronto. The London Independent called Filler “a one-woman tour de force.” Debuting in Cleveland for one-night-only, as part of a program season connected to the Maltz Museum’s current special exhibition “Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music.” This is a performance no one should miss.
Want to know more about the special exhibition? Check out this webpage: https://www.maltzmuseum.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/