THE GREAT STRUGGLE FOR CHEAP MEAT

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Music by Michael Hickey / Libretto & direction by Ryan GilliamIn 1902, Jewish women on the Lower East Side organized themselves to do what women had never attempted before - a community boycott - to protest the high price of kosher meat. Creating picket lines in front of local butcher shops, recruiting help from tenement to tenement, the fight which they called 'The Great Struggle for Cheap Meat' was both earnest and chaotic: food fights in the streets, invasions of the male sections of the synagogues, front page headlines. Today the boycott is viewed as one of the earliest examples of women organizing in the U.S. and an inspiration for future generations. 'The Great Struggle for Cheap Meat', almost entirely set to music which draws from Jewish folk, 70's rock, and 20's jazz, is performed by a company of teen girls, many who live in the neighborhood today.


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Open:   05/18/13
Close:   05/18/13

Schedule:
05/18/13- 1:00
Theater:   Downtown Art
Address:   19 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:$10.00 - $12.00
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