Help me identify this old Yiddish theatre piece
April 7, 2011 7:29 AM Subscribe
Help me identify this old Yiddish theater piece that was also on vinyl?
posted by aleahey to society & culture (2 answers total)
I'm trying to track down a piece of theatre my mother remembers from her childhood. She recalls her father playing a record that had a narrator with a Yiddish accent telling the story of a family of wolves. It might have been "The Story of the Wolf Family" (though my Google-fu fails). She remembers the story entailing the wolves being anthropomorphic, and "Mrs. Volf had a pompidoodle".
Just as a disclaimer, she fears it may be a wildly anti-semitic piece, and perhaps the accent was in fact a caricature/parody of the European Jewish people. She was quite small when she heard it, and just found the story and voices to be funny. Apologies ahead of time if anyone can identify it and it is in any way, shape, or form, insulting.