this is a touching and funny production
A young man, his grandmother, who suffers from dementia, and a cactus are the main characters of a hilarious new musical in English and a little Yiddish, which will be shown on November 5 at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street). This touching story, called “My grandma’s Mind Is Like An Ocean,” combines humor, nostalgia and a bit of Jewish charm.
The host of Radiotopia’s “Journeys of a Blind Guy” podcast and creator of Lego building instructions for the blind presents a hilarious, heartfelt, surreal musical based on the memoirs of his Jewish grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.
Armed with his trusty accordion and a pair of tap shoes, Matthew Shifrin, composer and leading man in the musical, tries to figure out how to reach a man who lives in his own world. While working on the musical, Shifrin realized that Yiddish braille did not exist and created one.
The musical lasts 45 minutes and premiered at the Boston Festival Of New Jewish Music. The Theater Row screening will be the New York premiere.
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Proceeds will go to Magen David Adom, an organization that provides resources to emergency workers, doctors and nurses in Israel.
To buy a ticket, follow the link and scroll down to the musical “My Grandma’s Mind Is Like An Ocean”.