The Celia Adler Story....
her life in the Yiddish theatre.... and more
Celia Adler and Family
Join Celia and her son's family at their family seder in 1975!
Here she recites in both English and Yiddish the poem by
Mani Leib entitled "The Stranger," about the Prophet Elijah.
With an introduction by her only child, her son Dr.
(the son of Celia Adler and Yiddish actor Lazar Freed)
Celia Adler recites Mani Leib (March 12, 1975)
also performed this dialogue as part of a number of
programs that she performed over the years. Here is an
advertisement for one such performance, this one
an advertisement that appeared in the
Yiddish Forward (Forverts) newspaper on
April 5, 1934.
On April 8 Celia was to appear in her
own program for an "art evening" of drama,
comedy and singing. This program was staged
at the Y. M. & W. H. A. in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. The advertisement lists the
individual performances of that evening. It
- Der bobes
letster tants, by I. Rosenblatt.
- Der menshlikher
kol, by Kavakta (from the French).
- S'iz mir gut,
kh'bin a yesoyme, by Sholem Aleichem.
Eliyahu HaNavi (aka "The Stranger"), by
- Di naive, by
- Mayn libe in
geshtorben, by Yehoshua.
- Special folk
Her husband at the
time, Jacob Cone, was the regisseur (stage
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Exhibition Curator: Steven Lasky
Exhibition created with the special
of the estate of Celia Adler and Lazar Freed.