The famous Yiddish play “The Yiddish King Lear” by Jacob Gordin, starring opera star/actor David Serero, is at the Orensanz Foundation on the Lower East Side, 8 p.m. Staged reading performed in English, featuring classic Yiddish songs. Production in partnership with the YIVO Foundation. Beth Kaplan, great-granddaughter of Jacob Gordin and author of “Finding the Jewish Shakespeare — The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin” will be attending both performances and will be talking after the performances. 172 Norfolk St. (800) 838-3006.