Three Gifts

In Two Parts and Thirteen Scenes
By I. L. Peretz

Dramatized by MELACH RAVITCH and MAURICE SCHWARTZ
Music by JOSEPH RUMSHINSKY

Settings and Costumes by H. A. CONDELL
Dances by LILLIAN SHAPERO                Play Staged by MAURICE SCHWARTZ

CHARACTERS

MEYER  .......................................
CHAIM  .......................................
SHAMAY  ....................................
LEVY  ..........................................
PESHEH  .....................................
MIREL (Wife of Joel)
JOEL (her husband, father of  the musicians)
IN-LAW  ......................................
BADCHAN (Wedding Jester) 
REB AZRIEL (Town Magnate)
HIS WIFE  ..................................
THE RABBI  ..............................
WHITE ANGEL  .........................
DARK ANGEL  ...........................
JUDGE SUPERIOR  ...................
FIRST JUDGE  ...........................
SECOND JUDGE  .......................
WHITE SCRIBE  ........................
DARK SCRIBE  ..........................
WIDOW  .....................................
ABRAHAM LAX
MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN*
GUSTAVE BERGER*
YUDEL DUBINSKY*
BERTA GERSTIN
MAURICE SCHWARTZ


SAM LEVINE
CHARLES COHAN
ISIDORE ELGART
LENA MARCUS
ABRAHAM TEITELBAUM
LEON GOLD
MENACHEM RUBIN
VICTOR BERGMAN
MORRIS BIELAWSKY
MAX TANNENBAUM
JACOB BRANDIS
MAX ROSEN
REBECCA WEINTRAUB
  YOCHANAN (the water carrier)  ............
SHACHNEH (Inn-Keeper)  .......................
YACHNEH (His Wife)  ..............................
FIRST PEASANT  ........................................
SECOND PEASANT  ....................................
THIRD PEASANT  ......................................
GYPSY WOMAN  ........................................
REB SHLOIME (Merchant)  .....................
SHEINDELE  ...............................................
CHIEF OF POLICE .....................................
POLICE SERGEANT  ..................................
REB SHMUEL  ............................................
DAVID (The Bridegroom)  .......................
HERMAN SCHIKLHABER (Presiding
Magistrate of Brandenburg)
FIRST JUDGE  ............................................
SECOND JUDGE  .........................................
ROSELEIN  ..................................................
ISADOR CASHIER
MORRIS STRASSBERG
CELIA PERARSON
ISAAC ARCO
HERMAN SEROTZKY
LEIB KENIGSBERG
JENNY CASHIER
BORIS AUERBACH
CHARLOTTE GOLDSTEIN
MISCHA FISHSON
SOLOMON KRAUSE
MEYER SCHERR
PAUL STEINER
MORRIS STRASSBERG

SOLOMON KRAUSE
MORRIS BIELAWSKY
MARIE GRUBER

 

 
Wedding Guests, Dark and White Angels, Roumanian Peasants, Pilgrims to Palestine, Police, German Mob and Monks Portrayed by: Lisa Silbert, Ann Sytion, Goldie Lubritzky, Herman Serotzsky, Max Rosen, Paul Steiner, Sam Levin, Isadore Lash. Leib Konigsberg and Max Abblebaum.

* -- Also portray musicians.

Dancers: Nina Caiserman, Beatrice Weiseman, Lillian Walitzsky, and Lillian Zanor.

Action takes place in the eastern part of Europe in the second half of the last century scene.
 

 



 

Action takes place in the eastern Part of Europe
 in the second half of the last century scene.

 

PART ONE

Scene 1--In Front of Yoel's Home.
Scene 2--At a Wedding in Town.
Scene 3--In Yoel's Home.
Scene 4--Between Heaven and Earth.
Scene 5--In Heaven Before the Supreme Judges.

 

INTERMISSION 15 MINUTES

Scene 6--On Earth. Somewhere on a Road.
Scene 7--An Inn in a Roumanian Village.
Scene 8--Somewhere on the Road.
Scene 9--In Yoel's Home, During Passover.
Scene 10--In Brandenburg.
Scene 11--A Courtyard of the Magistrate in Brandenburg.
Scene 12--Betweeen Heaven and Earth.
Scene 13--In Heaven--Before the Supreme Judges.

 



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