MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS is based on the remarkable life of Cantor Izso Glickstein (1889-1947), a fourth-generation Jewish Cantor, child prodigy, and operatic tenor whose life spanned the Russian pogroms, Hungary’s White Terror and two World Wars. He was the Uber-Cantor at the largest synagogue in both Europe and New England and Leonard Bernstein’s earliest mentor. His powerful golden voice expresses the passion and determination of a people holding on to faith and tradition through the violent diaspora of the 20th century. Izso’s remarkable story of thriving despite adversity, is told by his granddaughter, Lisa Sturz, a professional puppeteer, using shadow puppets, scrolling backgrounds, marionettes, digital composites and poetic text to connect with her grandfather and explore her own Jewish ancestry, artistry, spirituality and social responsibility. The performance is intended for adults and older teens.