Oct 28, 2016
Nov 6, 2016

Jew vs. Malta

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Jew vs. Malta

World Premiere

Conceived and directed by Jesse Freedman

Costumes by Karen Boyer

Lights by Jennifer Reiser

Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, explored through the political theatre of Bertolt Brecht and Kanye West’s album “Yeezus.” Jew Vs. Malta depicts the Passion of Barabas the Jew: his trial, revenge, suffering, revenge, death, resurrection, revenge, and death.

Meta-Phys Ed. explores religion, spirituality, and politics thru original performance works that hybridize classical or sacred texts with contemporary forms. Meta-Phys Ed. was founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Jesse Freedman and rabbinical student, composer, and playwright Bronwen Mullin.

The show is produced under the following program(s):
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three performers onstage for Jew vs. Malta

Marlowe And Kanye, Measure For Measure
‘The Jew of Malta’ and ‘Yeezus’ collide in Jesse Freedman’s politically charged mashup.
by Ted Merwin, The Jewish Week

“This strikes right at the heart of the drunken, uncontrolled, and occasionally rageful aura of the god of wine and theater…your memories of the event will last forever.”

Zachary Stewart


“…lively and at times raucous…”

Alexis Soloski

New York Times

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