2016-10-26 / World News

Warsaw’s Jewish Theatre finds temporary spaces

The Jewish Theatre in Warsaw has found new temporary venues with the help of two government ministries.

The historic company has faced eviction since the beginning of June when its landlord, looking to build a new high-rise on the site, blocked access to the theater.

At a news conference, the theater unveiled plans to launch a new season at two temporary sites, the Club of the Warsaw Garrison Command and the home of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

“It is for us a new stage and a challenge,” said Golda Tencer, director of the Jewish theater, at the news conference. “Theater dies when it is not playing. We are coming back. And some day we will return it to the city center because this is our place.”

The ministries of culture and defense assisted the theater find the venues.

Formed in 1950, the troupe is a link to the rich pre-Holocaust culture of Poland’s Yiddish-speaking Jewish community. Earlier this year, Poland’s president honored the actors for their contributions to Polish and Polish-Jewish culture. (JTA)

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