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Oct 28 2023

Bubby’s Kitchen: A One-Woman Musical

musical
Macgowan 1340

Written, Created, and Starring Shira Ginsburg and inspired by the heroic actions of resistance her grandparents took against the Nazis as Partisans as they survived years in the forests of Belarus on bravery, camaraderie and the sheer will to live, Bubby’s Kitchen is the story of one young woman’s struggle to live up to her grandparents’ incredible legacy.

As told in the Hollywood Blockbuster film ‘Defiance’ starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, 30,000 Jews came out of the forests at the end of WWII; Among them were Yudis and Motke Ginsburg, who with the Bielski and Iskra Partisan units, fought Nazis, blew up trains and bridges with handmade bombs, and created their own liberation before being liberated.  After surviving the ghettos, woods and DP camps they made their way to America with one dream, two children, and the shirts on their backs.  With love, tenacity and determination, they started a farm, raised a family and became the heart of Jewish life in Troy, NY.  Cantor Shira Ginsburg masterfully weaves together a story of loss, survival, food and family with vibrancy, wit, and a more than a few tugs at the heartstrings. A one-act, one-woman musical, Bubby’s Kitchen explores the balance between the new and the old, responsibility and desire, and life and love. Whether struggling to find real happiness or discovering the key to the svelte Ginsburg figure, the answers overflow like babka and blintzes in Bubby’s Kitchen.

Please park in parking structure 3.

Yamaha Piano for this performance donated courtesy of Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Corporation of America.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and is also funded by the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music.

In-Person – RSVPs Encouraged!

RSVPs Recommended.

PARKING

Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.