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Dates:Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Hours:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Music & Concerts

Join Us for a Musical Crankie!

A Storytelling Adventure with Original Music by the Magid Ensemble!

What’s a Crankie?

It’s a long scroll that illustrates a story, as it unwinds.

Based on a folktale by A. C. Weaver & inspired by traditional Yiddish folklore -- follow a young woman’s quest from the realms of the dead to the gardens of the immortal – all to restore her friend's lost voice.

The narrative is told through live original klezmer music -- & Kiah Raymond's crankie incorporates shadow puppetry inspired by Jewish papercut art.

Introducing The Magid Ensemble – a new collaboration featuring award-winning klezmer musicians & composers Mattias Kaufmann, Raffi Boden, & Rachel Leader, Yiddishist storyteller A. C. Weaver, & visual artist Kiah Raymond.

The Magid Ensemble explores the interplay of sound, story, light, & shadow to create expressive & immersive storytelling landscapes.

This dynamic performance is geared towards audiences of all ages!

Reception with light bites, slivovitz, wine & open top shelf bar follows the performance.


Your donation enables us to keep bringing you joyous and original performances!

Please make your donations to:



55 Martha Road, Boston, MA, 02114 map
Phone: 617-523-0453


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