Friday, October 31 &
Sat., November 1
Sunday, November 2
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100 Northern Avenue
Screening @ Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Wot? No Fish!!!
A collaboration between Danny Braverman and Nick Philippou
“A small gem.” –The Times
"One of the best shows I’ve seen.” –The Guardian
For more than 50 years—from the 1920s to the 80s—East End shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a picture for his wife, Celie, on the little brown envelope in which he was given his weekly wages. Sweet and often self-deprecating, these wage-packet drawings chronicle Ab and Celie’s family life through its everyday ups and downs. From falling in love to quarrels about fish balls, audiences are taken on a funny and moving journey against the backdrop of a changing city and turbulent times.
In 2007, writer and performer Danny Braverman discovered the lost art of his great uncle Ab in a shoebox stuffed with thousands of wage packets. Together with director Nick Phillippou, Braverman brings the Solomons’ story to life on stage in a captivating performance that will resonate with audiences of all ages.
“A small show…about big things: the connections that bind us together through the generations, the unknowability of the past and what goes on in other people’s marriages, the way that the hidden histories and everyday lives of ordinary people are as important as the narratives you find in the newspapers or history books.” —The Guardian
Co-Presented by The National Center for Jewish Film