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From about 1900 to 1930, Yiddish was Montréal's third most common language. That status has since been usurped by any number of languages, but its dominance lives on here. The Centre presents theater performed in both Yiddish and English, and is one of the few North American theaters that still presents plays in Yiddish. Recent productions have included Willy Russell's Educating Rita and the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre's production of Pirates of Penzance. There is also a performance academy for adults and teens, and a film program. Note that the venue is at a considerable distance from downtown.