The Golem by H. Leivick
Adapted by David Fishelson

“Did you allow me to create and command / Only that I might see my insignificance and my sin?”

Pictured, standing, L to R: Andrew Aguilar, Ryan Lescalleet, Fiona Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, Drew Wall, and Kent Williams.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Andrew Aguilar, Ryan Lescalleet, Fiona Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, Drew Wall, and Kent Williams.

Directed by Katherine Owens

October 30, 2010 at The Dallas Museum of Art

A 1921 “dramatic poem in eight scenes” by H. Leivick drenched in the magic and mystery of the Kabbala, The Golem retells the legend of a sixteenth-century Rabbi who defies God by molding a huge clay figure to defend the Jewish community from attack. This archetypal legend dating back to the 16th century formed the basis for many tales of man-made creatures gone awry including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Cast and Creatives

H. Leivick Playwright

H. Leivick
Playwright

David Fishelson Adapter

David Fishelson
Adapter

Katherine Owens

Katherine Owens
Director

Bruce DuBose

Bruce Dubose
Sound and Visual Designer

Cast

Andrew Aguilar Jacob, Tankhum

Andrew Aguilar
Jacob, Tankhum

Ariana Cook

Ariana Cook
Stage Directions

Fred Curchack The Maharal

Fred Curchack
The Maharal

Bruce DuBose

Bruce Dubose
The Golem

Laura Jorgensen The Rebbitsin, Reb Bassevi, Hunchback

Laura Jorgensen
The Rebbitsin, Reb Bassevi, Hunchback

Ryan Lescalleet Peg Leg

Ryan Lescalleet
Peg Leg

Fiona Robberson Devorale, Blind Man

Fiona Robberson
Devorale, Blind Man

Daniel Roberts The Monk, Stage Directions

Daniel Roberts
The Monk, Stage Directions

Drew Wall Isaac, The Young Beggar (Messiah)

Drew Wall
Isaac, The Young Beggar (Messiah)

Kent Williams Thaddeus, Old Beggar

Kent Williams
Thaddeus, Old Beggar

Photo Archive

The Golem Postcard Front

The Golem
Postcard Front

The Golem Postcard Back

The Golem
Postcard Back

Pictured, standing, L to R: Ariana Cook, Fionna Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, and Bruce DuBose.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Ariana Cook, Fionna Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, and Bruce DuBose.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Andrew Aguilar, Ryan Lescalleet, Fiona Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, Drew Wall, and Kent Williams.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Andrew Aguilar, Ryan Lescalleet, Fiona Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, Drew Wall, and Kent Williams.

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, and Bruce DuBose

Pictured, L to R: Fiona Robberson, Laura Jorgensen, and Bruce DuBose

Pictured, standing, L to R: Ariana Cook, Fred Curchack, and Bruce DuBose.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Ariana Cook, Fred Curchack, and Bruce DuBose.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Andrew Aguilar, Fred Curchack, and Drew Wall.

Pictured, standing, L to R: Andrew Aguilar, Fred Curchack, and Drew Wall.

Pictured: Ensemble

Pictured: Ensemble