The Seattle Public Library will host a performance of "The Dybbuk," a classic Jewish drama, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.

The play tells the story of a young bride in a Polish shtetl who is possessed by the spirit -- a dybbuk -- of her dead beloved. The bride, though betrothed by her ambitious father to a wealthy stranger, yearns for a troubled young scholar. The scholar's frustration at being thwarted in love drives him to the secrets of the Kabbalah, which he believes can unlock the hidden powers of the universe and enable him to marry his beloved. But, as the plot unfolds, he finds there is a heavy price to pay for delving into secret things.

"The Dybbuk," which first premiered in 1920, was originally written in Russian and later translated into Yiddish by S. Ansky. This version of the play, directed by Art Feinglass, will be performed in English. The performance will be followed by an audience discussion with the director and the cast.

The Seattle Jewish Theater Company, founded by artistic director Art Feinglass in 2011, aims to bring classic and contemporary Jewish theater to the Seattle area.