Marty Green productions introduces:

The Ballad of Monish
a one-man musical play
written and performed by Marty Green
Sunday Nov. 21 Berney Theater 123 Doncaster St. Winnipeg 2:00 pm/8:30 pm
Tickets: 2 for $25.00

Multi-talented Winnipeg-based interpreter of Yiddish culture Marty Green
introduces his latest offering in the form of a two-hour musical play, “The
Ballad of Monish”, based on a classic poem by I. L. Peretz. What starts out
as a Jewish retelling of the classic Faust legend quickly turns into a
rollicking, satirical look at traditional Jewish attitudes towards religion,
sex, and the non-Jewish world. Marty Green has taken this epic ballad and
adapted it to a lively jazz-klezmer setting, interleaving his own
razor-sharp English translations with the original Yiddish lyrics. There is
more info on the show at
including an audio clip of the opening number.

Marty Green first appeared on the Yiddish scene in the year 2000 with the
publication of On Foreign Soil, his masterful translation of the memoirs of
Falk Zolf, with a twist: the translation starts in English and gradually
turns back to Yiddish as you read it. In 2003 he followed this up with his
first CD, A Boy Named Sureh, which includes Yiddish translations
of such popular songs as A Boy Named Sue, Little Jimmy Brown (The Three
Bells), and My Way. With The Ballad of Monish, Green hopes to introduce the
humor, charm and poetry of Yiddish to a wider audience with no previous
knowledge of the language. For more information on Marty Green and his
creative works, call 204-774-4932

or visit his website at