Fiddler on the Roof meets an Archaeological Dig

I am excavating at Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel, but am also in the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Florida about four weeks from now. “Fiddler” is about a Jewish community trying to hold on to its traditions in the revolutionary fervor of 1905 Russia. It’s one of my favorite shows and, amid the humor and songs, holds profound spiritual lessons.

For those familiar with the show, I am playing the role of Lazar Wolfe. So how does one prepare for such a role while doing archaeology? The (somewhat-lighthearted) video below demonstrates one way to do this.

If you live anywhere near the Tampa area, come out and see the production on July 26 or 27. We even have lunch/dinner show options. There are advantages to ordering your tickets now. Visit Broadway Comes to Camp for information and ticket orders.


About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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One Response to Fiddler on the Roof meets an Archaeological Dig

  1. vanbraman says:

    Great video. If I was near Tampa I would be sure to attend your show. Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorite musicals.

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