A dramatization of the unbelievable but true story of how an unemployed Hebrew teacher not only changed Yiddish language and culture forever, but also revolutionized the scientific study of the Bible while living with a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. The show incorporates parts of the Bove Bukh, his Yiddish epic about knights and ladies, and the source of the Yiddish term, bobe mayse, as well as scenes from the author’s life. All with human actors, puppets, processions, songs, dances, and original music. The author, Elye Bokher, lived with a Cardinal of the Church who was his Hebrew student, and became the source, the authentic connection, to Jewish tradition for generations of non-Jews. If Jewish culture was the blues, Elye Bokher was Mississippi John Hurt and the Christian world was one big white blues band. It examines notions of true and false, authenticity, and annexation. It’s got songs, chants, monsters, jokes, and lots of costume changes. Directed and staged by Jenny Romaine, written by Michael Wex, with original music by Alan Bern.