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Lucky Jews


  • Various Locations in Kazimierz (map)

Lucky Jews is a performance by Michael Rubenfeld and Jason Francisco that takes the Lucky Jew trope and turns it on its head. With origins in the material culture of pre-war Poland, Lucky Jews are small figurines or painted pictures of Jews with one or more coins. Though they may look like antisemitic caricatures to Jewish eyes, they are still widely bought and sold across Poland as good-luck charms. Are Jews really lucky? We’re about to find out. For four days, Lucky Jews will grace the streets of Kazimierz offering luck to all who desire it. Why settle for simple figurines or pictures on your wall when you can have the real thing? Don’t miss your chance to receive all the luck you need.

Michael Rubenfeld is a Canadian theatre maker and producer. Jason Francisco is an American photographer and writer. Costumes and set are designed by Polish artist Aga Pinkosz.

Earlier Event: June 27
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Later Event: June 28
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