Breach of Promise
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Breach of Promise

July 31 , 7:00 pm

YIVO presents a rehearsed reading of Leon Kobrin’s 1912 play Breach of Promise — a tragicomic slice of tenement life in New York City. Breach of Promise follows Katie Tsimbel — an unmarried 28-year-old — who has gotten herself “in trouble.” At her mother’s urging, she tries to force their recent-immigrant boarder — a Jewish ex-soldier in the Tsar’s army, whose fiancé is expected to arrive in America soon — to marry her by framing him with a Breach of Promise charge.

The reading will be in English, in a newly-commissioned translation by director and translator Allen Lewis Rickman, and will feature a cast of professional actors.

Admission: $15
YIVO members & students: $10

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July 31
7:00 pm
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YIVO Institute
15 W 16th St.
New York, NY United States
(212) 246-6080