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Treasure archive"Oh, it's a funny sensation, having money in your pocket, I can tell you... Money warms you. If you knew how warm and safe I feel. Like a new creature in a new skin." Tille is the poor gravedigger's daughter, with nothing in the world except a head full of dreams. Things look set to stay that way, until the day her brother returns from the graveyard with a pile of gold coins, and Tille is faced with a choice. She can hand in the money and go back to a life of drudgery, or she can use it to turn the world upside down. As the village community disintegrates into chaos and descends on the cemetery in search of gold, Tille and her family must use all their wits to stay one step ahead of those who want their share of the treasure. A timeless fable that digs down into the depths of our folly and greed and, in the midst of the chaos, celebrates one woman's ingenuity. Treasure, or Der Oytser, is a comic masterpiece of Yiddish theatre. Written in 1906 and first performed in 1912, it remained popular in the Yiddish repertoire until the 1940s: most notably, Max Reinhardt's production in Germany in 1919, an English-language version on Broadway in 1920, as well as a production staged in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943.


Author: David Pinski

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Archive listings for Treasure (2015)

Work type: Play.


UK PremierePresented byAshleigh Wheeler (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Adapted by Colin Chambers. Translation Ludwig Lewisohn. Director Alice Malin. Design Rebecca Brower. Costume Libby Todd. Lighting Isobel Howe. Sound Pete Malkin. Director John Ross (movement direction). Performer Olivia Bernstone. Performer Alan Booty. Performer Sergio Covino. Performer Ella Cumber. Performer Felicity Davidson. Performer Paul Foulds. Performer Richard Gibson. Performer Michael Gilbert. Performer Jessie Lilley. Performer Fiz Marcus. Performer David Palmstrom. Performer James Pearse. Performer Sid Sagar. Performer Andrew Young. Performer Omar Cham. Performer Couper Horton. Performer Joseph Lambrou. Performer Deniz Ozer. Performer Odiz Ozer. Performer Amari Webb-Martin.
20 Oct 15 to 14 Nov 15Finborough, Inner London :: V199
listing details L605609947


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