Immigration is the theme of this theatrical adaptation of the unfinished novel by the beloved Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem. ADVENTURES OF MOTTEL is the story of a mischievous boy, wise beyond his nine years, who endures the hardships and persecution of Czarist Russia and escapes to the hope and freedom of America, at the turn of the 20th Century.

A testament to the millions of immigrants who looked to the New World for refuge and freedom, the play is based on the rich, insightful Adventures of Mottel, the Cantor’s Son by Sholom Aleichem. He is the cherished author, often compared to Mark Twain, and is probably best known for his stories adapted for the stage as Fiddler on the Roof.

The play is easy for audiences to follow, but critics have especially praised its depth and insight. They also have enjoyed the humor and charm of the script. The play has broad appeal for both adults and children, without talking down to either.

The play received unanimous critical acclaim when produced as part of two seasons at the world renowned, 750 seat, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company.