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Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories
Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories
By Ellen Gould. Original Songs by Ellen Gould and Holly Gewandter.

Cast: 1w. A joyous celebration of family, tradition and identity, Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories is the story of a granddaughter's passionate journey through time and memory to recall her grandmothers' anecdotes as a way to understand her own life. One grandmother, Bubbe Gittie, passes down her social consciousness to her granddaughter. The other grandmother, Annie is a free-spirited and passionate woman who urges her granddaughter to grab on to every morsel life has to offer. These Bubbe Meises—a noun of Yiddish derivation meaning old wives' tales, fantastical stories or superstitions—are filled with wisdom and just the right mix of humor and sentiment to create an emotional bridge linking her to her past. The granddaughter begins her journey enveloped in loneliness, but as she moves through her grandmothers' rich and poignant life experiences, she begins to understand that they comprise her own heritage. This connection with her roots gives her the strength to embrace the present. The show's 10 songs included the title song and others such as You're Dancing Inside Me; The Bridge Song (The Bubbe Rag); Chocolate Covered Cherries and Take More Out of Life. Universally appealing, this musical combines the emotional resonance, entertaining storytelling and age-old cross-cultural wisdom that will enrich and delight a wide audience. Area Staging. Approximate Running Time: 70 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  B08
Cast Size:  1
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  48
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
ISBN (10): 0871297612
Biographies
Holly Gewandter first appeared with Ellen Gould as part of the folk duo Gould & Gewandter in 1972. She has written special material for Gould's nightclub acts as well as Gould's one-woman show Confessions of a Reformed Romantic in 1979. In 1990, she began work with Gould on what would become Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories, writing the first two story/songs, ...More
Ellen Gould has appeared on and off-Broadway—from Lincoln Center (Macbeth) to Second Avenue (The Golden Land). In 1992, her one-woman show, Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories, opened to critical acclaim at the Cherry Lane Theater. In December 1994, a made-for-television version aired on National Public Television and received two Emmys (writer and performer). Other television credits include PBS-TV The Mogul and ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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