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Directions to Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Please note that there is no parking available immediately adjacent to the event site.

Parking will be available in the Charles River Lot with a continuous shuttle running to Rapaporte Treasure Hall in Goldfarb Library from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of "Fiddler on the Roof"


An afternoon with author Alisa SolomonBook cover

February 25, 2014, 4-6 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

  • Why has Fiddler on the Roof had such an astonishing global impact since its premiere half a century ago?
  • Why does it resonate with generations and cultures across the globe?

Theater critic and scholar Alisa Solomon discusses why a show about tradition has itself become a tradition, and shares reflections on the writing of her new book, “Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof.” Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Alisa Solomon has been described as “a world-class theater critic, a learned Yiddishist, a trenchant journalist, and just a plain wonderful writer.” She teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. A reporter for The Village Voice from 1983 to 2004, she has also contributed to The New York Times, The Nation, Tablet, The Forward, and other publications.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and dietary laws observed. 

Sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, the American Studies program, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, the department of Theater Arts and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI).

For more information, contact:
mandelevents@brandeis.edu