Mendel Fish

Written by:

Aviva Ravel

Cast Size:
9

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Great Depression
History
Quebec

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

1967

Synopsis:

“It is the mid-1930s, in the heart of Depression, when Mendel Fish, an enigmatic peddler, arrives on Main Street in Montreal with a solution to everyone’s problems. A latter-day Robin Hood, he gains the confidence of the people by fulfilling their modest dreams. When Mendel’s vision of brotherhood is shattered, he must return to the mythical Utopia on the other side of the Sambatyon River where the ten lost tribes live to this very day.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Alexander, the Barber / Mendel Fish / Raizel Fruchthandler, Age 17 / Sophie Fruchthandler, her mother / Jenny Altman / Joey Cohen, Age 17 / Yetta Cohen, his mother / Shirley Rabinovitch / Mr. Pomeranz, the Baker

First Produced:

2008, Cote St. Luc Library

Resources:

Mendel Fish is available through the CPO Website.

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