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The Jewish Dog

A One-Man Theatrical Performance

Public Programs | Performance

Photograph of a man kneeling on a stage looking up. He is dressed in a long, brown robe and wearing a hat that looks like floppy dog ears.

Courtesy of Roy Abramsohn

This is a past program

This program took place on
Thursday, February 23, 2023

About the Program

Filtering the darkest, most dramatic period of modern Jewish history, The Jewish Dog offers a view of the Holocaust through the eyes of a canine unusually fascinated by human affairs.

Caleb witnesses firsthand the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust. When events separate him from his Jewish owners, he is adopted by a Nazi family and employed by the SS as a military dog. Directed by Israeli artist Yonatan Esterkin based on the novel by Asher Kravitz, and featuring Roy Abramsohn as the beloved dog, this performance explores loyalty, identity, and the fine line that separates humanity from animals.

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