Some of the Casts of Characters
of the Yiddish Art Theatre Productions
1918-1958
 


First Season, 1918-1919, Irving Place Theatre, E. 15h Street (Irving Place).


MAN AND HIS SHADOW (Der man un zayn shotn) (17 August 1918, though according to Zylbercweig, the theatre officially opened on 30 August),
By Z. Libin.

The troupe consisted of: Celia Adler, Chana Appel, Jacob Ben-Ami, Berta Gerstin, Yechiel Goldsmith, Ludwig Satz, Anna Meltzer, Mr. and Mrs. Nadolski, Julius Erber, Boris and Rose Rosenthal.

 A new "fantasy-drama". October 4-5, 1918 cast:

The man
The woman
The boy
The girl
The siren
Jacob Weltman
Sophie, his wife
Eddie, Dora: their children in Act 1, 3
His children in Act 2
Beatrice, Jacob's sister
Sam Chizick (her husband, a waiter)
Rose Davis (Jacob's sweetheart)
Mr. Myer (world's famous violinist)
Mr. Eviger (family lawyer)
The Man at the Gate
Grave Digger
  Maurice Schwartz
Celia Adler
Henrietta Jacobson
Ruth Schwartz
Bertha Gerstin
Maurice Schwartz
Celia Adler
Miss Jacobson and Ruth Schwartz
Clara Rosenthal and Max Willner
Anna Meltzer
Ludwig Satz
Bertha Gerstin
Boris Rosenthal
(Jacob) Ben-Ami
Mr. Goldsmith
Mr. Nadolsky

photo: Maurice Schwartz as the artist Weltman, and Celia Adler as his wife.

 


MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION (Froy worens profesye) (25 September 1918),
By George Bernard Shaw.

Starring Maurice Schwartz, Anna Appel, Jacob Ben-Ami, Jechiel Goldsmith, Boris Rosenthal and Berta Gerstin.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.



                                                                                  

                                                                                   photo:
Chana Appel as Mrs. Warren; Maurice Schwartz as Krofts.

 


 

BELLA THE MARIONETTE (Beylke maraneta) (26 September 1918),
By Berl Botwinick.

First performed at the Royal Theatre on 12 September 1913 with Maurice Schwartz and Malvina Lobel.

Starring Maurice Schwartz, Anna Appel et al.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.
                                                                                  


A WIFE ON CREDIT/INSTALLMENT (A veyb oyf optsoln) (30 September 1918),
By M. Goldberg.

A musical comedy in four acts.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Music by Joseph Brody.



SAPPHO (4 October 1918),
By Jacob Gordin.
 


URIEL ACOSTA (Uriel akosta) (7 October 1918),
By Karl Gutskov.

A tragedy.

Rudolf Kristian (director of German theatre) as "Rabbi Akiva"; Maurice Schwartz as "Uriel".
 


THE ROBBERS (Di royber) (14 October 1918),
By Frederick Von Schiller.

With Rudolf Kristian as "Karl", and Maurice Schwartz as "Frantz", Ludwig Satz as the "pastor".
 


THE HOUSE OF GHOSTS (Dos geyster hoyz) (18 October 1918),
By Avaraham Shomer.
 


KREUTZER SONATA (Kreytser sonata) (21 October 1918),
By Jacob Gordin.

A Drama.

With the German actress Greta Meier as "Eteynin" and Maurice Schwartz as "Rafael Fridlender". Also with Ludwig Satz as "Efrim Fidler".
 


THE AWAKENING OF MY PEOPLE/THE AWAKENING OF A NATION (Di ervakhung fun mayn falk) (25 October 1918),
By Osip Dymov.

With Rudolf Kristian, Celia Adler et al.
 

 

 

 

 

 





photo: Celia Adler as "The Little Girl" (dos kleyne meydele).

 


 

SAPPHO (Safo) (28 October 1918),
By Jacob Gordin.

With German actor Hansh Uterkisher as "Apolon" and Berta Gersten as "Sappho".
 


 

THE GHOST (Di gayster) (30 October 1918),
By Henrik Ibsen.

A drama.

With Maurice Schwartz as "Osvald".

 


 

HEAR O ISRAEL (Shma Yisrael) (2 November 1918),
By Ossip Dymov.

Benefit performance for the Socialist Music Bureau.

With Dovid-Leib Zeydenberg as "Aharon Shiper".
 


 

A FORSAKEN CORNER (A farvorfn vinkl) (16 November 1918; Zylbercweig: 16 October 1918),
By Peretz Hirshbein.

Jacob Ben-Ami production.

 

photo: Maurice Schwartz in Peretz Hirshbein's "In a Forsaken Nook"..

 



 

NORA (A DOLL'S HOUSE) (Dos gayster hoyz) (18 November 1918).
By Henrik Ibsen.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Starring Boris Rosenthal (Torvald Helmer), Berta Gersten (Nora Helmer), Anna Appel, Jacob Ben-Ami et al. Twelfth Yiddish Art Theatre production.

photo: Berta Gersten as "Nora".

 


 

RESURRECTION (Rezurekshon) (12 December 1918),
By Leo Tolstoy.

A drama.

   


 

LOVE'S BYWAYS (Krume vegn fun libe) (11 December 1918),
By David Pinski.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE (Etz Ha Da'at) (28 December 1918),
By Jacob Gordin.

A repertory play.

   


 

ISAAC SHEFTEL (Izik sheftel) (2 January 1919),
By David Pinski.

A drama.

   

GABRI AND THE WOMEN (Gabri mit di froyen) (9 January 1919),
By David Pinski.

   

PROFESSOR BERNARDI (Profesor bernardi) (16 January 1919),
By Arthur Schnitzler.

A drama.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   

THE JEWISH KING LEAR ((Der yidisher king lear) (17 January 1919),
By Jacob Gordin.

   

BATTLE OF THE BUTTERFLIES (Shmeterling shlacht) (18 January 1919),
By Hermann Sudermann.

A comedy. Also played by the Vilna Troupe in Vilna.

"Ern"-evening for Celia Adler.

photo: Celia Adler as "Rozkhen".

 

MIRELE EFROS (Mirele efros) (1 February 1919),
By Jacob Gordin.

A repertory play.

   

SUCCESS (Sukses) (7 February 1919),
By Moishe Nadir. Irving Place Theatre.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   

THE TREASURE (Der oytser) (18 February 1919),
By David Pinski.

A comedy.
                                                                                                  
photo: A scene from "The Treasure".

 

THE BLACKSMITH'S DAUGHTER (Dem shmids tekhter) (21 February 1919),
By Peretz Hirshbein.

Starring Celia Adler, Bertha Gerstin, Ludwig Satz, Elihu Tenenholtz, Maurice Schwartz, Jechiel Goldsmith and Boris Rosenthal (as the blacksmith).

A comedy.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.




photo, right: Caricatures of Maurice Schwartz, Berta Gerstin, Celia Adler and Ludwig Satz. Caricatures by Lola..

photo, far right: Maurice Schwartz as "Nisan-Alter".: 

 

 

BELIEVE YOUR WIFE (Gloyb deyn froy) (6 March 1919),
By Leonid Andreyev.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   
 

HEDDA GABLER (Hedda gabler) (11 March 1919),
By Henrik Ibsen.

"Ern"-evening for Berta Gersten, who had the title role for this play.

 

 

photo: Berta Gersten as "Hedda Gabler".

 

 

THE IDEAL HUSBAND (Der idealer man) (3 April 1919),
By Oscar Wilde.

"Ern"-evening for Maurice Schwartz.

   

THE TWO KUNI LEMELS (Di tsvey kuni lemel) (17 April 1919),
By Abraham Goldfaden.

A comedy.

With actors including Sam Kasten, Peter Graf, Julius Natanson and Bessie Weisman.

   

SAMSON AND DELILAH (Shimshon un delilah) (23 April 1919),
By Sven Lange.

Directed by Jacob Ben-Ami. Translation by L. Krishtal.

Jacob Ben-Ami's testimonial.                                                            
                                                                                                                          photo: Jacob Ben-Ami as "Peter Krumbak".

 

 

THE FATHER (Der foter) (1 May 1919),
By August Strindberg

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   
 

THE TRUTH (Der emes) (6 May 1919),
By Stanislaw Przybyszewski

A one-act play.

   

PEOPLE (Mentshn) (6 May 1919),
By Leo Tolstoy

A one-act play.

   
 

THE POWER OF DARKNESS (Di makht fun finsternish) (23 May 1919),
By Leo Tolstoy

A drama directed by Jacob Ben-Ami.

Translated by Leon Krishtal.

   

GREEN FIELDS (Griner felder) (30 May 1919),
By Peretz Hirshbein.

A comedy by Jacob Ben-Ami.

photo: Ensemble of "Green Fields" with the author Peretz Hirshbein.

 

 


 

Second Season, 1919-1920, Irving Place Theatre, E. 15h Street (Irving Place).

TEVYE THE MILKMAN (Tevye der milkhiger) (29 August 1919),
By Sholem Aleichem

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


photo, right: Drawing by Shaul Raskin.

photo, far right: Maurice Schwartz as "Tevye".

 

 

 

 

THE DANCER (Di tentserin) (20 October 1919),
By M. Lengyel.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Jennie Valier played the lead role.


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hoto: Actress Jennie Valier.

 

THE LAST JEW (Der letster yid) (2 November 1919),
(per ZZ/Moishe Nadir biography). By Moishe Nadir.

   
 

GOD, MAN AND DEVIL (Got, mentsh un teyvl) (6 November 1919),
By Jacob Gordin.

Abraham Teitelbaum in the title role (as "Hershele Dubrovner").

 

 

 


photo: Maurice Schwartz as "Uriel Mazik".

 

THE TRUTH (Di varhayt) (12 November 1919),
By Jacob Gordin.

A play of old Yiddish theatre repertory.

   

THE LOWER DEPTHS (Oyfn opgrunt) (25 December 1919),
By Maxim Gorky.

Liza Silbert and Maurice Schwartz as "Luka".

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Translated by Mark Schweid.

 


photo, right: Group scene from the cast of Gordin's "The Lower Depths".

photo, far right: Maurice Schwartz as "Luka".

 

 

KREUTZER SONATA (Kreytser sonata) (30 December 1919),
By Jacob Gordin.

A drama directed by Maurice Schwartz.

With Jennie Valier as "Etenye".

   

AFTER THE WEDDING (Noch der khasene) (14 January 1920),
By Leon Kobrin.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Already had been performed in the Yiddish theatre by Boris Thomashevsky as "Bertshik in America".

   

THE WHITE FLOWER (Di vayse blum) (28 January 1920),
By Wolf Leroy.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Adapted by David Belasco.

photo: Dan Frohman (producer of "The White Flower") and Maurice Schwartz.

 

THE BASTARD (Di memzer) (4 March 1920),
By Jacob Gordin.
   

THE SON OF TWO NATIONS (Der zun fun tsvey natsionen) (11 March 1920),
By Mark Arnstein.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   

THE TRUE POWER (Di Emeter kraft) (16 March 1920),
By Jacob Gordin.
   

THE NEW GHETTO (Dos neye geto) (18 March 1920),
By Dr. Theodore Herzel.
   

ONCE IN MAY (Amol in may) (2 April 1920),
By Anonymous.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

Composer Peretz Sandler.

Adapted by David Belasco, from "May Time", further adapted by Maurice Schwartz.

With Nadya Neroslavska.

Played earlier in Philadelphia.

photo:Maurice Schwartz and Nadya Neroslavska as "Binyamin" and "Perele".

 

THIEVES (Ganovim) (8 April 1920),
By F. Bimko.

Directed by Maurice Schwartz.

   

MOISHE THE FIDDLER (Moyshe der fidler) (8 April 1920),
Music by Joseph Cherniavsky.

Starring Berta Gersten, Elihu Tenenholtz, Anna Appel et al.

A picture of Klezmer life in one act.

                                                                 photo, right: Elihu Tenenholtz and Maurice Schwartz.
                                           

 


 

ZAZA (Zaza) (21 April 1920),
By Berton and Simon.

Directed and translatetd by Mark Schweid.

 

photo, right: Caricatures by S. Ruskin.

 


Third Season, 1920-1921, Irving Place Theatre, E. 15h Street (Irving Place).

 

THE GOLDEN CHAIN (Di goldene keyt) (3 September 1920),
By I. L. Peretz.

A Drama Starring Maurice Schwartz, Berta Gerstin, Eliahu Tenenholtz, Anna Appel et al.


                                   
                               


                   photo, right: Maurice Schwartz as "Rabbi Yonatan" and Berta Gersten as "Leah".

photo, far right: Maurice Schwartz as "R' Shlomo"..

   


 

HARD TO BE A JEW (Shver tsu zayn a yid) (1 October 1920),
By Sholem Aleichem.

A comedy directed by Maurice Schwartz.

                                                  
photo, right: Maurice Schwartz as "David Shapiro".

                                                                   photo, far right, top: Scene from "Hard to be a Jew".

photo, far right, bottom: Caricatures from play (numbered for identifcation): 1) Daid Shapiro (Maurice Schwartz), 2) Ivan Ivanovitsh Ivanov (Muni Weisenfreund), 3) Betty Shapiro (Berta Gesten), 4) Hertske Shneurson (Misha German), 5) Sara Shapiro (Saltshe Shor), 6) Zhandarmsky Polkovnik (Sh. Krause), 7) Student Grinberg (Yakov Goldstein), 8) Ketsele (Avraham Fishkind), 9) Siome (Louie Shapiro), 10) Huravitz (M. B. Samuiloff).

 

 

FATIMA (11 November 1920) (per "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre, V. 5, p. 4550)
Produced by Maurice Schwartz.
By Yitzhak Katzenelson, music by Israel Glatstein.
 

LANDSLEIT (Landslayt) (16 December 1920),
By I. D. Berkowitz. Arranged and Composed by Joseph Cherniavsky. Directed by Maurice Schwarz. Lyrics by Nusher. Martin Schwartz, Manager. Leon Crystal, Business Manager. Sam Patashinsky, Treasurer. Mamie Mizbin, Asst. Treasurer. Harry Greenblatt, Secretary. Stage Staff: Mark Schweid, Stage Manager. Sam Pecker, Asst. Stage Manager. Julius Levy, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Alex. Chertov, Scenic Artist. Kaminsky & Hauswirth, Wigs. Zipper, Costumes. Nathan Gaibtan, Mme. Lateiner, Master of Wardrobe. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 27th Street and Madison Avenue, New York.

First Part--Miniatures:
The Executioner
(By Moishe Nadir; music by J. Cherniavsky)
A "Spadek"
(Song by Sh. Frug; music by J. Cherniavsky)
The Man Who Yawns
The Man and the Horse
Maurice Schwartz After Rehearsal
(by Moishe Nadir)
The Teamster and His Bride
 
Maurice Schwartz

Bina Abramowitz

Mark Schweid
Abraham Loks and Jacob Sobel
Alex. Tannenholtz

Maurice Schwartz and Anna Appel
     
Second Part--The Crooked Mirror
"The Last Act"--Book and Music by Joseph Cherniavsky
Gutherz
Helen
Steinherz
Liebherz (The Lover)
Bankart (A Banker)
Teibele (His Daughter)
Louis (His Son)
Count Liapopolsky
The Blind Mother
A Butler
Liovka Horobez
Diamondstein (A Business Man)
Regina (His Wife)
Segal
A Butcher
 

Jachiel Goldsmith
Sonia Gursky
Samuel Packer
Julius Adler
Maurice Swartz
Bessie Mogulesko
Louis Shapiro
Irving Honigman
Anna Apel
Leon Dreyfach
Hyman Meryerson
Alex. Tanneholtz
Mme. Goldberg
Mark Schweid
Hyman Meisel
Sarchi: J. Schrasberg: Malke, his wife; Frieda Katz; Blume: Rose Geiner; Dine: Rachel Barland; Moishele: Yehudah Bleich; Jack: Joseph Schooler; Sadie: Yetta Eisenberg; Mali: Minnie Paulinger; An Usher: B. Hirsch; Mike: Isaac Sapirstein; Boys: B. Katz; H. Greenberg, S. Alexandrowitz, Tol-Mike; Far: I. Rosenberg; Mrs. Fat: Anna Spector; Mrs. Pikelson: Bruche Raski; Mrs. Shainer: Clara Deitchman; Moriz: I. Greenberg; Bernard: A. Bernstein; Mrs. Krawetz: Jennie Margulies; Mr. Krawetz: Israel Schein; A Song Peddler: J. Freibusch; A Chinaman: J. Selzer; Chorus: Helperin, Walkin, Wolkow, B. Bernstein, Vera Gordon, Louise Lifshitz.


An orimans libe (A Poor Man's Dream, or, Middle-Class People) (17 February 1921),
By Semyon Yushkevich, translated by Abraham Teitelbaum. Director: Maurice Schwartz.
 

THE DIBBUK (Der dybuk) (1 September 1921),
By S. Ansky.

First "Batlen"
Second "Batlen"
Third "Batlen"
The "Meshulach"
Chonon, A Talmud Student
Mayer, A Sexton
Chana-Esther
Henech, A Talmud Student
Leah
Frade, Her Nurse
Gittel, Leah's Companion
Usher
Sender, Leah's Father
Basseh, Leah's Companion
Menasseh, Leah's Bethrothed
Nachman, His Father
Mendel, His Tutor
Azrielkek Miropoler, A Sage
Michiel, His Attendant
Shimshin, A Rav (chief rabbi)
  Alexander Tanenholtz
A. Lutzky
Jehudah Bleich
Julius Adler
Bar Galilee
Hyman Meisel
Anna Appel
Irving Gonikman
Celia Adler
Bina Abramowitz
Bessie Mogulesky
Joseph Rosenberg
Jechiel Goldsmith
Sarah Jacknin
Joseph Schooler
Carl Fell
Jacob Sobel
Maurice Schwartz
Israel Schein
Mark Schweid

 other "Dybbuk" Oct/Nov 1921?): Starring Maurice Schwartz (Chonon/Azrielke Miropoler), Celia Adler (Leah), Jacob Ben Ami, Lia Rosen, Bina Abramowitz, Jechiel Goldsmith, Mark Schweid, Isidore Cashier, Anna Appel, Lazar Freed, C. Shneyer et al. Set design Alex Chertov. Music by Josef Cherniavsky. At the Garden Theatre, 27th Street and Madison Avenue.


RAGS (Shmates) (6 December 1921),
By H. Leivick. A play in four acts. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Starring Maurice Schwartz (as Mordechai Maze), Zvi Scooler, Bina Abramowitz, Irving Honigman, Mark Schweid et al. Settings by Alex Chertov. At the Garden Theatre, 27th Street and Madison Avenue. (3202)

Mordechai Maaze
Rachel-Leah, his wife
Harry
Annie
Sadie
Levy
Morris Levy, his son
A Foreman
Abraham Malitz
Daien
Reb Eli
Itze
Chaim
Zalman
Moti
Nuchum
Berel
Noach
Schmuhl
Chatzkel
Israil
Moishe
  Maurice Schwartz
Bina Abramowitz
Zvi Joseph Skulr (Scooler)
Bessie Mogulesco
Anna Apel
Hyman Meisel
Samuel Bernstein
Morris Strousberg
Jachiel Goldsmith
Irving Honigman
Mark Schweid
Julius Adler
Israel Schoen
Ph. Yoskowitz
Emil Hirsh
Albert Mohel
Benzion Katz
I. Soperstein
Samuel Treibusch
Isaac Greenberg
Joseph Rosenberg
Levi Shapiro


THE DEAD MAN (Der toyter mensh) (2 February 1922 [per Zylbercweig]),

By Sholem Asch.
Director: Maurice Schwartz.

COMPETITORS (aka THE COMPETITION) (March 1922),

By Jonah Rosenfeld. Starring Maurice Schwartz (as Motele), Celia Adler, Anna Appel et al.

 


 

photo: Celia Adler and Anna Appel and Maurice Schwartz.

 

Maurice Schwartz, Celia Adler and Anna Appel in "The Competition."

DEMBES (Oaks) (14? April 1922),
By Fishel Bimko
At Yiddish Art Theatre
 

NEW WORLDS; aka DIFFERENT) (Andersh) (23 September 1922),
By H. Leivick. A Drama in four acts and five scenes. At the Yiddish Art Theatre.

Marcus
Bertha
His mother
Mr. Jacobs
Mrs. Jacobs
Bertha's sister-in-law
Luria
Isidore
Sophie Anderson
The Campaigner
Police Captain
Italian woman
  Maurice Schwartz
Bertha Gersten
Bina Abramowitz
Gerson Rubin
Fannie Goldberg
Bessie Mogulesco
Mischa German
Munie Weizenfreund
Lucy German
Jechiel Goldsmith
Herman Meizel
Anna Appel


THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (Russian subtitle: REVIZOR) (8 October 1922),

By N. Gogol. Starring Maurice Schwartz (
Khlestakov), Bertha Gerstin, Muni Weisenfreund, Leonid Sniegoff, Anna Appel, Morris Strassberg et al.


THE GREAT FORTUNE (THE BIG LOTTERY for 1928 production) (Dos groyse gevins; 200,000) (8 December 1922),
By Sholem Aleichem. A comedy in four acts. The present Stage Version from the "Great Fortune" and "Seventy Five Thousand" by J. D. Berkowitz. Irving Honigman, Stage Manager. Harry Greenblatt, Secretary. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Alexander Chertov, Scenic Artist. Julius Levy, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties. Costumes by Meth and Groper. Wigs by Hugo Hauswirth. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Madison Avenue at Twenty-Seventh Street, NYC.

Shimele Soroker, tailor and descendant of a family of tailors
Etti-Mennie, his wife
Beilke, their daughter
Kopel, apprentice tailor
Morel, apprentice tailor
Solomon Fein, a wealthy old bachelor
Ascher Fein, his uncle
Golde, Ascher's wife
Koltoon, Solomon Fein's agent
Soloveitchik, a professional match-maker
Perel
Himmelfarb, bookkeeper at the bank
Mendel, the butler
Yochebed, the maid
  Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Bertha Gersten
Munie Weizenfreund
Mischa German
Isaac Honigman
Hyman Meizel
Fanny Goldberg
Yechiel Goldsmith
Mark Schweid
Binah Abromovitch
Ben-Zion Katz
Gerson Rubin
Bess Mogulesco
 

Scene from "Big Win" by Sholem Aleichem.

Place: The town of Kasrilevke, Russia.


ANATHEMA (8 February 1923),

By Leonid Andreyev. A play in seven scenes. Starring Maurice Schwartz (Spirit of Evil), Munie Weisenfreund (David Leizer), Bina Abramowitz, Mark Schweid et al. Settings by Samuel Ostrowsky.

The Guardian of the Entrances;
Anathema
David Leizer
Sarah
Rosa
Naum
Ivan Bezkrainy, the Russian
Sonka Zitron, the Jewess
Purikes, the Greek
Dancing Master...
Young Man
Pale Man
Organ Grinder
A Wanderer
Abraham Khessin
Weeping Woman
Drunkard
Sonka's Little Girl
Leibke
The Harlot
 
Maurice Schwartz
Munie Weisenfreund
Bina Abramowitz
Bertha Gersten
Mark Schweid
Hyman Meizel
Bessie Mogulesko
Irving Honigman
Joseph Sculler
Joseph Rosenberg
Benjamin Katz
Gerson Rubin
Jechiel Goldsmith
Jack Sobel
Anna Appel
Mr. Kobolsky
Jennie Brandt
Mr. Katz
Lucy German
 
 

Scene from Andreyev's "Anathema."

photo, bottom: Munie Weisenfreund, as David Leizer.


 

YIZKOR (12 April 1923),
With Maurice Schwartz(?). By Harry Sackler.
 


 

SHABSE ZVI (31 August 1923),
Directed by Maurice Schwartz. By Julian Zhulavski (Zhulovsky). Starring Maurice Schwartz (Shabse Zvi). 
Translated by Joel Entin and Moishe Katz (Zylbercweig: translated by Y. Y. Singer), with settings by Samuel Ostrowsky, music by Alexander Olshanetsky and dances by Russian ballet master Alexander Kotchetowsky. At the Garden Theater, 27th Street and Madison Avenue.


THE SEVEN WHO WERE HANGED (Di zibn gehongene) (6 October 1923),
Directed by Leonid Sniegoff. By Leonid Andreyev. Dramatized by A. Zlatin. (In Europe staged in the dramatization of Z. Tsashevsgi with Yudel Dubinsky as "Mishke Tsiganok".)Starring Maurice Schwartz. At the Garden Theatre, 27th Street and Madison Avenue.


BEGGARS (Betler) (22 November 1923),

By H. Leivick. Settings by Sam Ostrovsky.

Chaim
Meilech
Micha
Zurech
Deaf-Dumb
Yonah Kasoke
Doctor
Hinde
Mirel
Yetta
A Voice from the Room
First woman
Second woman
First voice
Second voice
Jew with a Beard
False Blind Person
The Elder
Farzorgter Jew
  Wolf Goldfaden
Maurice Schwartz
Yudel Dubinsky
Mark Schweid
Julius Adler
Izidor Cashier
[?]
Bina Abramowitz
Berta Gerstin
E. Orzhevska (Orzehvskaya)
***
Leah Meltzer
[?]
Jacob Mestel
A. Winogradoff
Boaz Young
Leon Zeiderberg
Moshe Strassberg
Abraham Kubansky


DOLLS (Lialkes) (26 December 1923),
By Jacinto de Benavente, translated by Nakhum Stutshkov. Directed by Mark Schweid.
 

THE TWO KOONYLEMMELS (Di tsvey kuni lemels) (25 January 1924),
By Abraham Goldfaden. Comedy in four acts and nine scenes. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by Samuel Ostrowsky. Music by Abraham Goldfaden. Arranged by S. Olshinetsky. Martin Schwartz, Manager. Executive Staff: Mae Misbin, Anne Bordovsky, in the Box-Office. Harry Greenblat, Secretary. Stage Staff: Isidore Cashier, Stage Manager. Benjamin Katz, His Assistant. Jos. Schwartzberg, Librarian. Technical Staff: Alexander Chertov and Samuel Ostrovsky, Scenic Artists. Julius Levy, Carpenter. David Gold, Electrical. Sam Wolinsky, Property. Costumes by Meth & Groper. Wigs by Hugo Hauswirth. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 61 Madison Avenue, New York.

Reb' Pinchas
Rivkah, his wife
Caroline, their daughter
Reb' Sholom
Koonylemmel, his stepson
Max, a student and Caroline's lover
Kalman, a marriage broker
Leba, his daughter
Hotzmach, peddler and man about town
The Town Lunatic
Yankele, Koonylemmel's friend
Reb' Yankuv
Reb' Schiman
Scholom Franz
First Schamas
Small Schamas
Boruch
  Mark Schweid
Bina Abramowitz
Bertha Gersten
Isidore Cashier
Maurice Schwartz
Wolf Goldfadden
Julius Adler
Leah Meltzer
Yudel Dubinsky
Leon Zeidenberg
Samuel Garfunkel
Morris Strassberg
Samuel Schneider
Abraham Kubansky
Wolf Yoskowitz
Morris Optaker
Philip Sherman
  Maurice Schwartz and Wolf Goldfaden in "The Two Kuni Lemels."

photo:
Wolf Goldfadden as Max, and
Maurice Schwartz as Koonylemmel.

Students: Anatol Vinogradoff, Joseph Scooler, Boris Weiner, S. Annesfeld, Morris Gross, Leon Zeidenberg, P. Goldman, B. Kalich, Bertha Laltchuck, Minnie Paulinger, Jennie Brandt, Aarion Elmar, Minnie Toller.

Jews: Sam Schneider, Barnard Beiling, Sam Karlin, J. Rosenberg, Sam Schwartz, M. Ferman, David Spiegel, Chas. Rothstein, A. Beitler, J. Bornedsky, I. Nadel, J. Schtiffel, Jos. Toll, B. Grosshart, I. Noodelman.

Women: Esther Latainer, Minnie Kaplan, Anna Skolsky, Miriam Zellermeyer.

Time--Middle of XIX Century.


DER LUTIKER GELEKHTER (Bloody Laughter; Hinkeman) (14 February 1924),
Under the direction of Maurice Schwartz, by Ernst Toller, translated by Liliput.

DER EYBIKER LIGN (The Eternal Lie) (April 1924),
Under the direction of Maurice Schwartz, with Ben-Tsvi Baratov as Kalinst. By Koren Bramson.
 

FURMAN HENSCHEL (April 1924),
Under the direction of Leonid Sniegoff, with Ben-tsvi Baratov in the title role "Furman Henshl". By Gerhart Hauptmann.
 

MOSHKE THE SWINE/GENTILE (Moshe Chazer) (3 October 1924),
By I. D. Berkowitz. Starring Maurice Schwartz, Bertha Gerstin, Eliahu Tenenholtz, Anna Appel, Muni Weisenfreund (as Cyril Cyrilitch Piatok) et al. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 61 Madison Avenue.
 

WHEN WILL WE DIE? (Ven shtarbt er?) (21 October 1924),
By Chune Gottesfeld. A comedy in seven scenes.


THE DEVIL KNOWS WHAT (aka THE GHOST KNOWS WHAT) (Sheydim vaysn vos) (24 November 1924),
By Peretz Hirshbein. A story in six scenes. Starring Maurice Schwartz (Wolf), Leah Rosen, Anna Appel, Bima Abramowitz, Bertha Gersten, Munie Weizenfreund (the Mysterious One), et al. Costumes by Yosl Cutler and Zuny Mond. Scenery by Alex Chertov. Music by Sholom Secunda.

IN EVERY HOUSE (IN YEDEN HOYZ) (4 December 1924),
By Bernard Gorin. A comedy in four acts. Under the direction of Maurice Schwartz.  Presented on the thirtieth anniversary of the author's literary debut.

WOLVES (30 December 1924)*,
By Romain Rolland. A play in three acts, translated by L. Bloomenfeld, directed by Maurice Schwartz, settings by Alexander Chertov. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 61 Madison Avenue.

Teulier
d'Oryon
Verrat
Quesnel
Chapelas
Buquet
Vidalot
Jean-Christophe
A Spy
Inn Keeper
First Officer
Second Officer
First Soldier
Second Soldier
  Maurice Schwartz
Muni Weisenfreund
Isidore Cashier
Ben Zvi Baratoff
Elias Tenenholtz
Wolff Goldfadden
Lazar Freed
Mark Schweid
Abraham Teitelbaum
Morris Strassberg
Leon Zeidenberg
Boris Weiner
Jacob Mestel
Philip Sherman


 

MISERE (Despair); (staged by the "Freie yidishe folks-bine) (25 February 1925),
Directed by Leonid Sniegoff.

THE WITCH (Di kishufmakherin) (March 1925),

By Abraham Goldfaden. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 61 Madison Avenue. Transliteration below approximate.  

Scene from Goldfaden's "The Witch."

Moshe Smitshik
The Father Abraham'tse
The Shtifmame bt'h
Sitekhterl Mirele
Der khtn markus
Flemfeyerdiker hotzmakh
Khabarnik politsmeyster
Tsvey kleyne khabarniklekh
Der freylekher student
Sifreylekhe yidl
Di kishufmakherin (baba yakhne)
Der breyt-beynevdiker alikum
Der ling-un-leberdiker ktsb
Der gasnpoyker
Der alter tsigeyner
Der fish-hendler
Der kelbener ktsb
Der droybener ktsb
S'eyngele mit di bobkelekh
Di shvartshnevdike lyubke
1st terkisher sukhr
2nd terkisher sukhr
Der terk shbterk
Der voyler ying
Der royter kretshmer
Zeyn royt bruderl Khayim'etszel
Der kuntsnmakher halikel rizikant
Der kluger hon
R' di narishe huhn
Di khsre bhmh
  Boris Weiner
Jacob Mestel
Anna Appel
Anna Teitelbaum
Lazar Fried
Muni Weisenfreund
Wolf Goldfaden
L. Koenigsberg and M. Neiman
L. Zeydenberg
A. F.
Maurice Schwartz
Ben-Tsvi Baratov
Izidor Cashier
Abraham Teitelbaum
Moshe Kubansky
Philip Sherman
G. Goldman
M. Sh.
L. Tepel
Berta Gerstin
Moshe Strassberg
Abraham Fishkind
Mark Schweid
Leon Zeidenberg
Moshe Strassberg
V. Gold
Moshe Apteyker
M. A.
Minnie Paulinger
Z. N.?


KING SAUL (17 September 1925),
By Paul Heyse. Translated into Yiddish by Mark Schweid, music by Boris Moross. Starring Maurice Schwartz as King Saul, Lazar Freed (Jonathan), Bella Bellarina (Michal), Chaim Shneyer (Prophet Samuel), Mark Schweid (David) et al. At the Nora Bayes Theatre, 44th Street, West of Broadway (216 W. 44th St.)

SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY (19 October 1925),
By M. Charnoff (pseudonym for Maurice Schwartz). With Maurice Schwartz, Miriam Elias, Isadore Cashier et al. At the Nora Bayes Theatre, 44th Street, West of Broadway (216 W. 44th St.)

DER LUFT MENTSH (6 November 1925),
by Semyon Yushkevich. Directed by L. Sniegoff.
 


DER KRAYD-TSIRKL (The Chalk Circle) (December 1925)
Chinese drama by Li Qianfu, based on German adaptation by Klabund, translated into Yiddish by M. Halpern, directed by Maurice Schwartz.

  With Maurice Schwartz, Isidore Cashier, Miriam Elias, Leah Rosen, Mark Schweid, Ben Zvi Baratoff, Bella Bellarina, Abraham Teitelbaum, Anna Teitelbaum, Jacob Mestel, Ben Zion Katz and Moshe (Morris) Strassberg.

A SHNIRL PERL (A String of Pearls) (10 December 1925), (per Marwick Collection and Zylbercweig)
by Sholem Asch

DER DYBUK (The Dybbuk) (January 1926),
By S. Ansky. Starring Maurice Schwartz, Lia Rosen, Jacob Mestel, Isidore Cashier et al.


THE SAINT'S JOURNEY (Der tzadiks nesie) (21 January 1926),

By H. Sackler. Scenery: Y. Foshko; music: Y. Orenstein.
Starring Maurice Schwartz, Lazar Freed, Anna Teitelbaum et al.
Performed one time only.

 



photo: Chana Teitelbaum and Lazar Freed.

 

Chana Teitelbaum and Lazar Freed in "The Saint's Journey."


RAGS (Shmates) (March 1926)*,

By H. Leivick. A Drama in three acts. At the Nora Bayes Theatre.

Mordechai Mazeh
Rochel-Leah (his wife)
Sadie (his daughter)
Annie (his daughter)
Harry (his son)
The Old Levy
Morris Levy
The Dein
The Poor Man
Avraham Malitz
Reb' Elyeh
Workers in the Rag-Shop:
Itze
Chaim
Getzel
Zalman
Jacob
Mathias
Nachum
Berel
Noah
Schmuel
  Maurice Schwartz
Sara Gingold
Anna Appel
Anna Teitelbaum
Luther Adler
Isidore Casher
Emil Hersh?
Avraham Teitelbaum
Philip Sherman
Boris Weiner
Mark Schweid

Julius Adler
Chaim Shneyer
Jacob Mestel
Morris Strassberg
Bernard Gailling
Baruch Lumat
Emanuel Ferman
Michael Rosenberg
Abraham Spiegel
Boris Schmid

The role of Mordechai Maze alternately played by Ben-Zvi Baratoff.


TOBIAS THE DAIRYMAN (Tuviya der milkhiger) (29 August 1926),

Comedy-Drama in 3 acts and 5 scenes by Sholem Aleichem. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz and Meyer Golub. Managers. Lewis Kasten and Joseph Grossman, Treasurers. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Representative. Nat Dorfman and Ben Holtzman, English Publicity. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Mark Lawson, Andy Van Walken and Julius Screiber, Technicians. Julius Levy, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties. Art Department: Boruch Aranson, Mark Lawson, Robert Van Rosen, Joseph Cutler, Zune Maud, Jack Soble and Benjamin Isaacson. Maurice Schwartz, Director. Louis N. Jaffe, Lessor. Anbord Theatre Corp., Lessees. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Tevya
Golda, his wife
Zeitel, their daughter
Chave, their daughter
Shendele, Zeitel's daughter
Shloymale, Zeitel's son
Mikita
Fedia, his son
Father Alexai
Mayor of the village
His deputy
Constable
Zazulia
  Maurice Schwartz
Bina Abramowitz
Bertha Gersten
Celia Adler
Leah Toppel
Leah Rosenzweig
Pinchos Sherman
Wolf Goldfadden
Isidor Cashier
Morris Silberkasten
Michael Rosenberg
I. Segalov
Bernard Geiling
 

photo:
Maurice Schwartz,
as Teyva.


THE GREAT FORTUNE (Di groyse gevins) (1926-7),

A comedy in 4 acts, by Sholem Aleichem.  Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz and Mayer Golub. Lewis Kasten and Joseph Grossman, Treasurers. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Representative. Nat Dorfman and Ben Holtzman, English Press Representatives. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Mark Lawson, Andy Van Walken and Julius Screiber, Technicians. Julius Levy, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties. Art Department: Boruch Aranson, Mark Lawson, Robert Van Rosen, Joseph Cutler, Zune Maud, Jack Soble and Benjamin Isaacson. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Shimile Soroker, a tailor
Ete Mone, his wife
Bailke, their daughter
Apprentice tailor
Apprentice tailor
Solomon Fine a landlord
Coltun, his secretary
Perl, a baker
A Matchmaker (Shadchen)
Asher Fine
Golde, his wife
Mendel, a servant
Himmelfarb, a bookkeeper

The entire action occurs in a small town in eastern Russia.

  Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Bertha Gerston
Lazar Fried
Abraham Teitelbaum
Wolf Goldfaden
Jacob Cohen
Bina Abramowitz
Morris Silbercasten
Boris Winer
Sonia Radina
Isidore Cashier
Philip Sherman


THE TENTH COMMANDMENT (Dos tsente gebot) (11 November 1926),
By Abraham Goldfaden. In Two Parts. A fantasy with music in a prologue and three acts and sixteen scenes, adapted and directed by Maurice Schwartz; Settings and costumes by Boruch Aronson; Music by Joseph Achron. Adapted from the  play by Abraham Goldfaden. Incidental score by Abraham Goldfaden. Ballet directed by Michael Fokine; Lazar Weiner--Conductor. Masks-Jacob Sobel. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz and Mayer Golub. Lewis Kasten and Joseph Grossman, Treasurers. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Representative. Nat Dorfman and Ben Holtzman English Press Representatives. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Mark Lawson, Andy Van Walken and Julius Screiber, Technicians. Julius Levy, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties. Art Department: Boruch Aranson, Mark Lawson, Robert Van Rosen, Joseph Cutler, Zune Maud, Jack Soble and Benjamin Isaacson. Ninth Season, 1926-7. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue, i.e. 189 Second Avenue (Twelfth Street and Second Avenue). Louis N. Jaffe, Lessor, Anbord Theatre Corp., Lessees.

Ahitophel, the Devil;
A French Woman;
A Teamster
The Angel;
Friedel, a Valet
A Guest
Peretz, the Hassid
Fruma
The Old Grandmother
Ludwig
Mathilda, his wife
Clementine, the Maid
Dr. Pleifer
The Brothers Hexel

General Flederwish
The General's Wife
Banker von Blotte
His Wife
The Priest
The Reformed Rabbi
Schprintza
A Palestinian Jew
Fritz, a Waiter
Hell's Furnace Tender
A Coal Miner
A Building Contractor
A Laundry Worker
A Dead Laundry Worker
A Theatre Director
A Playwright
A General in Hades
An Elevator Boy
  Maurice Schwartz


Lazar Freed


Joseph Buloff
Celia Adler
Bina Abramowitz
Abraham Teitelbaum
Bertha Gersten
Anna Teitelbaum
Ben-Zvi Baratoff
Pincus Sherman
Jacob Greenberg
Abraham Kubansky
Minnie Paulinger
Boruch Lumat
Sonya Radina
Wolff Goldfadden
Boris Weiner
Anna Appel
Abraham Fishkind
Pincus Sherman
Morris Silberkasten
Wolff Goldfadden
Isidore Cashier
Boruch Lumet
M. Rosenberg
Jacob Cohen
Abraham Kubansky
Eugene Sigaloff
Isaac Rothblum
Goblins: B. Gailing, S. Ruskin, D. Pickholtz, I. Rothblum, B. Lumet, H. Wolkoff, M. Kaufman.

The Ladies of the Kosher Dance: M. Paulinger, D. Itzkowitz, S. Preven, H. Bulgatch.

German Officers: E. Sigaloff, V. Babrov, L. Rettich, M. Yachson, M. Rosenberg, M. Tauber, J. Wexler, M. August, J. Soble, H. Josephi.

German Ladies: F. Tausch, S. Razof, R. Goldstein, M. Babrov, D. Itzkowitz, T. Herman, L. Stein, S. Rachlin, A. White, S. Rettich, T. Feibush.

The Snuff Tobacco Jews: Jacob Soble, Boris Weiner, Simeon Ruskin, Bernard Gailing, Moses Tauber, Isaac Rothblum, Boruch Lumet, Michel Rosenberg, Mordecai Yachson.

Matrons: S. Radina, M. Babrov, F. Tausch, D. Itzkowitz, S. Rachlin, M. Paulinger.

Coal Miners: M. Yachson, M. Tauber, P. Sherman, M. August, A. Massman.

Laundry Workers: M. Rosenberg, H. Josephi, J. Greenberg, L. Rettich.

Persons in Paradise: The Messiah, the Queen of Sheba, the Hassidic Rabbi and his Gabai, a Usurer, a Gambler, King Solomon, a Capitalist, a Merchant, a Cantor, a Butcher, Judges, Waiters, Waitresses, an Amazon, a Beauty, Aunt Yenta, Professional Charity Worker.

Settings built and painted under the supervision of Mr. Mark Lawson. Properties built by Sam Wolinsky and Adolph Uman. Wigs by Zauder Bros. Masks--Jack Soble.


MENDEL SPIVACK (23 December 1926),

By Semion Yushkevich. A play in 3 acts. Translated from the Russian by Lazar Fried. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by Alexander Chertoff. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue. Louis N. Jaffe, Lessor: Anbord Theatre Corp., Lessee. Second Production. Ninth Season.

Mendel Spivack, a Watchman at a Hospital
Hannah'le, his Wife
Miriam, his Mother
Zivyah, his sister
David Mayer, Zivyah's Husband
Yankele
Aunt Nehamah
Peshka
Bloomka
Mr. Flax, Superintendent of a Hospital
Mme. Flax
Moishele, a Fiddler
Schaike, a Cobbler
Mani Gittel, his wife
Myron
Bentzi
Keva
Sonya
Bertha
Zavel, a Musician
Feivel
Hannah

Scene: A Suburb of Odessa

  Maurice Schwartz
Celia Adler
Sonya Radina
Anna Appel
Isidor Cashier
Lea Rosenzweig
Bina Abramowitz
Bertha Gersten
Luba Kadison
Wolf Goldfadden
Miriam Bobroff
Bernard Gelling
Joseph Buloff
Anna Teitelbaum
Boris Weiner
Philip Sherman
Michael Rosenberg
Minnie Pollinger
Ruth Goldstein
M. Greenberg
Abraham Kubansky
Mrs. Goldberg
 

photo:
Bernard Geiling,
as Moishele,
a Fiddler.


HER CRIME (Ir farbrekhn) (4 February 1927),

By Dr. M. J. (Moissaye Joseph)
Olgin. A Drama in three acts. Directed by Maurice Schwartz; Settings by Boris Aronson; Painted by Alex Chertov.

Lydia Michalovna Zubova
Matvey
Anatoly Georgiewich Kurbsky
Masha
Choliovin
Kolianov
Vasily
Schpitalnikov
Singer
Antoniuk
Adjutant
First Officer
Second Officer
Writer
Chief of Police
Priest
Lawyer
Merchant
Peasant
Peasant Woman
Peasant Girl
Young Man with eye-glasses
Red Army Soldier with bandaged hand
One Legged Red Army Soldier
Cook
Working Girl in Red Kerchief
Man with Whiskers
  Bertha Gersten
Wolf Goldfadden
Maurice Schwartz
Liuba Kadison
Joseph Bulov
Lazar Freed
Abraham Teitelbaum
Jacob Cone
Anna Teitelbaum
Abraham Kubansky
Morris Silberkasten
Boris Weiner
Abraham Kubansky
Borech Lumet
Jacob Greenberg
Philip Sherman
Mordechai Yachsen
Abraham Fishkind
Michael Rosenberg
Sonia Radina
Miriom Bobrov
Borech Lumet
Boris Weiner
Isidore Cashier
Michael Rosenberg
Sonia Radina
Philip Sherman

Soldiers, Red Army Men, Red Army Women, Workingmen, Working Women.

Action takes place in the Summer of 1919, in a Russian City, South of Moscow.

REV. DOCTOR ZILBER (3 March 1927),
a drama in 3 acts and 4 scenes by Sholem Asch. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Scenery by Alex Chertoff.

Dr. Solomon Zilber, a Reverend
Clara Zilber, his wife
Rebecca Zilber, his mother
Mr. Rubinstein, a musician
Mr. Fuchs
Mr. Hartsfeld
Mr. Ziltzberg
Mrs. Altman
Mrs. Seligfeld
  Maurice Schwartz
Celia Adler
Anna Appel
Wolf Goldfaden
Lazar Freed
Abraham Teitelbaum
Morris Silberkasten
Anna Teitelbaum
Sonia Radina

HUMAN DUST (Menschen shtoib) (25 March 1927),
By Ossip Dymov. A Comedy in three acts and eleven scenes. Scenes by Ossip Dymow. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Settings designed by Boruch Aronson. The Scenery for the play painted by Alexander Chertoff. Music by Vladimir Heifitz.

Betty
Her Mother
Her Father
Lizzie
Teddy Washburn
Oliver
Jack
Millie
A Policeman
A Detective
A Chinaman
An Old Woman
Joe
Sidney
Edward, Betty's brother
J. W. Kilbett
Emmy, Joe's Aunt
A Messenger-Boy
Mrs. Goldberg
Mrs. Hazelwasser
Mrs. Maladesta

Scene--New York;
Time--Present.

  Celia Adler
Anna Appel
Lazar Freed
Bertha Gersten
Morris Silberkasten
Joseph Buloff
Boruch Lumet
Luba Kadison
Pinchus Sherman
Isidore Cashier
Isaac Rothblum
Sonya Radina
Maurice Schwartz
Ben-Zvi Baratoff
Wolf Goldfaden
Abraham Kubansky
Bina Abramowitz
Simeon Ruskin
Sonya Radina
Jeanette Zemell
Esther Latainer


WOLVES (revival) (March 1927)*,

By Romain Rolland. A play in three acts. Jewish version by L. Blumenfeld. Music by Peter Engels. Settings by A. Chertov. Direction by Maurice Schwartz. Louis N. Jaffe, Lessor. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Quesnel
Teulier
Verrat
d'Oryon
  Ben Zwi Baratoff
Maurice Schwartz
Isidor Cashier
Morris Silberkasten


Greenberg's Daughters (5 September 1927),
By Morris Adershleger. A Drama in three acts. Directed by Maurice Schwartz; Settings by Joseph Siegfried.
At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 189 Second Avenue (Twelfth Street and Second Avenue). J. Rovenger, General Manager; M. Golub, Business Manager.

Zalmon Greenberg, a butcher
Sarah, his wife
Esther, his daughter
Bessie, his daughter
Aaron, his uncle
Hennie, Aaron's wife
Dave Levinson
Max ("Mike") Bernstein, a prize fighter
Mr. Levinson, Dave's father
Mrs. Wechsler
Mr. Lefkowittz
Lena
A Painter
A Boy



photo, right: Morris Strassberg, as the painter.

  Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Bertha Gerston
Anna Teitelbaum
Lazar Freed
Bina Abramowitz
Morris Silberkasten
Yechiel Goldsmith
Wolf Goldfaden
Rebecca Lesh
Jacob Goldstein
Henrietta Schnitzer
Morris Schtrassberg
Bernie Mishbin
 


THE GARDENER'S DOG (20 October 1927),
From the Spanish of Lope de Vega, adapted by B. S. Glagolin and translated into Yiddish by Harry Bransky. A comedy in "three days and three nights." Staged by Mr. Glagolin; settings by A. Soudeiktin; produced by Maurice Schwartz. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 189 Second Avenue (Twelfth Street and Second Avenue).

Octavio
Tristan
Theodore
Diana
Fabio
Marquis Ricardo
Count Frederic
Celio
Leonido
Count Lodovico
Camilo
Statue of Madonna
  Morris Silberkasten
Wolf Goldfaden
Maurice Schwartz
Bertha Gerstin
Abraham Teitelbaum
Morris Strassberg
Lazar Freed
Ben Zion Katz
Jacob Goldstein
Jechiel Goldsmith
Samuel Lehrer
Armuta Berg


 

THE GOLD DIGGERS (Di goldgreber) (18 November 1927),
a Comedy in Four Acts by Sholem Aleichem. Adapted for the stage by I. D. Berkowitz. Directed by Maurice Schwartz; music by Herman Zaretzky. Settings by Sam Ostrowsky. Painted by Michael Salzman. Executive Staff: Maurice Schwartz, Director. Jacob Rovenger, General Manager. Mayer Golub, Business Manager. May Strassberg, Anna Schwartz, Treasurers. Harry Greenblatt, Press Representative. Frank Rovenger, Rep. Benefit Department. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwarzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Louis Yeger, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. Charles Gardner, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Levi Mosgovoyer, a prominent man in town
Bath-Sheba, his wife
Esther, their daughter
Benny Ben, Bath-Sheba's nephew, a visitor from America
Zelda, a maid at the Mosgovoyers' home
Iddel Torba, a rich money changer and widower
Itzik, his son, a school boy
Nissi, president of the Cold Synagogue
Lazar Wolf, president of the Butchers' Synagogue
Shimmon Elia, president of the Tailors' Synagogue
Feiga Leah, Nissi's wife
Elka, a poor widow
Holoveshka, a renegade Jew and policeman
Wloclawski, Polish steward of a nobleman's estate
Sholom Shadchen, a marriage broker
Avremela Melamed, a Hebrew teacher
Aryeh, a sexton
An Old Gold Digger
A Young Gold Digger
The Chorister
Townspeople, Gold Diggers, etc.

The action takes place in a Volhynian town at the end of the last century.

  Maurice Schwartz
Bina Abramowitz
Bertha Gersten
Lazar Freed
Anna Teitelbaum
Jechiel Goldsmith
Benny Mazbin
Morris Silberkasten
Morris Strassberg
Jacob Mestel
Rebecca Lesh
Anna Appel
Wolf Goldfaden
Abraham Teitelbaum
Jacob Goldstein
Ben Zion Katz
Michael Gibson
Israel Shein
Jacob Malinowsky
Lazar Freed
 

photo, top:
Wolf Goldfaden,
as Holoveska.

photo:
Maurice Schwartz, as Levi Mosgovoyer.


ON FOREIGN SOIL (30 December 1927),

a play in three acts by Saint Andrea. Direction of Maurice Schwartz. At the Yiddish Art Theatre.

Isadore Cohen
Ada
Baron Salini
Marquetti
Baronesa Sergi
Filippo
Dr. Galli
Don Cl.............
Teresa
  Maurice Schwartz
Bertha Gersten
Morris Silberkasten
Jechiel Goldsmith
Henrietta Shnitzer
Wolf Goldfaden
Morris Strassberg
Lazar Freed
Bina Abramowitz


THE GREAT FORTUNE (Di groyse gevins) (17 January 1928)*,
A Comedy in 4 Acts, by Sholem Aleichem. Executive Staff: Maurice Schwartz, Director. Jacob Rovenger, General Manager. Anna Schwartz, Treasurer. Harry Greenblatt, Press Representative. Frank Rovenger, Rep. Benefit Department. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwarzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Louis Yeger, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. Charles Gardner, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Shimile Soroker, a tailor
Ete Mone, his wife
Bailke, their daughter
Apprentice tailor
Apprentice tailor
Solomon Fine, a landlord
Coltun, his secretary
Perl, a baker
A Matchmaker (Shadchen)
Asher Fine
Golde, his wife
Mendel, a servant
Himmelfarb, a bookkeeper

The entire action occurs in a small town in eastern Russia.

  Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Bertha Gerston
Lazar Fried
Abraham Teitelbaum
Wolf Goldfaden
Jechiel Goldsmith
Sophie Nadolsky
Morris Silbercasten
Jacob Goldstein
Rebecca Lesh
Morris Strassberg
Jacob Sobel


ALEXANDER PUSHKIN (26 January 1928),
a Tragedy in Four Acts, translated by Abraham Armband from the Italian of Valentino Carrera. Directed and staged by Maurice Schwartz; settings by M. Salzman. Executive Staff: Maurice Schwartz, Director. Jacob Rovenger, General Manager. Anna Schwartz, Treasurer. Harry Greenblatt, Press Representative. Frank Rovenger, Rep. Benefit Department. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwarzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Louis Yeger, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. Charles Gardner, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 12th Street and Second Avenue.

Alexander Pushkin
Mitidinka
Anna Goncharov
Natalia, their daughter
Maria, her daughter
Baron George d'Anthes
Zhukowsky
Ramberg
An Officer
Serge
Ghirel
Eblis
Gulistan
Zaremo
A number of other gypsies.
  Maurice Schwartz
Berta Gerstin
Anna Appel
Henrietta Schnitzer
Anna Teitelbaum
Wolf Goldfaden
Lazar Freed
Abraham Teitelbaum
Michael Gibson
Morris Strassberg
Jechiel Goldsmith
Morris Silberkasten
Rebecca Lesh
Jacob Goldstein

Gypsy chorus under the direction of Andray Solomo.


AMERICAN CHASIDIM (Amerikaner khasidim) (1 March 1928),
By Chone Gottesfeld. Comedy in 3 acts. Executive Staff: Maurice Schwartz, Director. Jacob Rovenger, General Manager. Anna Schwartz, Treasurer. Harry Greenblatt, Press Representative. Leon Bloomenfeld, English Publicity. Frank Rovenger, Rep. Benefit Department. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Technical Staff: Louis Yeger, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. Charles Gardner, Superintendent. M. Golub, Business Manager. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Second Avenue and Twelfth Street.

Isaac Green
Sarah, his wife
Milton, their son
Sadie, their daughter
Leizer, Isaac's father
Baile-Bashe, Isaac's mother
Charles Flih, a lawyer
Bernard Weiss
Fannie, his wife
Jean, their daughter
Sam
Rabbi David
News Reporter
Brother Pomeranz
Brother Pomeranz
A girl
A girl
Representative of the Anshei Bnei Jacob
A pugilist
Shochat from Bensonhurst
A bearded Jew
Mr. Fisher
Mr. Lieberman

The action takes place in Sea Gate, in Isaac green's house

  Jechiel Goldsmith
Anna Appel
Morris Silberkasten
Bertha Gerston
Abraham Teitelbaum
Bina Abramowitz
Maurice Schwartz
Wolf Goldfaden
Rebecca Lesh
Henrietta Shnitzer
Zwie Schooler
Lazar Freed
Jacob Goldstein
Sam Lehrer
P. Sherman
B. Mizbin
D. Stein
I. Berezin
Theodore Kaminker
Morris Strassberg
Mordecai Gibson
Samuel Cohn
Max Malinovsky


KIDUSH HASHEM
(14 September 1928),
an Historical Drama in three acts and seventeen scenes. Stage Version and Direction by Maurice Schwartz.
Incidental Music by Joseph Acron; Settings by S. Ostrowsky; Painted by A. Chertov; Dances by Charles Adler. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman and Leon Hofman, Managers; May Strassberg, Treasurer; Arthur Kober, Press Representative; Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter; David Gold, Master Electrician; George Nemser, Master Properties; I. Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 114 East 14th Street, near Union Square.

The Voice
Stepan Kvatkov, Greek-Orthodox Priest of Zlochov
Mendel, Tavern Keeper of Zlochov
Shlomele, His Only Son--As a Child
Shlomele, As a Grown-Up
Marusha, Cossack servant-maid in Mendel's Household
The Little Tailor
Yocheved, His Wife
Pan Konitz-Polski, Lord of Zlochov, Chihirin and Nemirov
A Blonde Girl (Alternate)
A Blonde Girl (Alternate)
The Girl Dancer
A Servant at the Castle of Pan Konitzpolski
Hayim Mottel, Jewish Band Master
Hillel, Mendel's Driver
Hayim, Watchman of Zlochov and the town's wrong man
Reb Zechariah, Parners of Chihirin
Reb Yechiel Michel, Rabbi of Nemirov
Reb Yonah, Parnes of Nemirov
Sha'ar Tzedek, Rabbi of Zlochov
Reb Jacob, Refugee
Reb Simeon Ostropolier, Preacher of Polno
Sha'ar Tzedek's Wife
Debora, Her Only Daughter--As a Child
Debora, As a Grown-Up
A Young Cossack with a Baby
First Cossack
Second Cossack
Third Cossack
A Peasant Girl
Berachiah, Tavern Keeper
Reb Yecheskel of Kolsk
Two Messengers from Karsen

A Jew
Pan Kashnitzki
Krivonos, Chmielnitzki's Chief Lieutenant
A Witch
Ivan Zalko
Yerem, A Cossack
Krilko, His Uncle
Duke Tchetwertynsky
Count Zamoyski
  Miriam Ellias
Louis Waisberg
Yechiel Goldsmith
Hirsh Seidman
Joseph Greenberg
Liza Silbert
Maurice Schwartz
Bina Abramovitz
Ben-Zvi Barattoff
Dorothy Baron
Edis Philips
Daisy De Meyer
Abraham Boretsky
---------------------------
Michael Rosenberg
Victor Pecker/Gershon Rubin
N. B. Samuiloff
Lazar Freed
Morris Strassberg
Morris Silberkasten
Boris Weiner
Miriam Elias
Sonia Gurskaya
Rose Ellenberg
Celia Adler
Isaak (Isa) Greenberg
Abraham Kubansky
G. Michael
Ben-Zion Katz
Anna Teitelbaum
Elisha Mintz
Michael Rosenberg
S. Gladstein
I. Roug(h)berg
W. Boris
S. Weinstein
Max Rosenthal
Jeanett Semel
Pincus Sherman
Anatole Winogradov
Michael Gibson
M. Lerer
M. Mayer
 

Scene from "Kiddush Hashem."

Polish Noblemen, Polish Ladies, Jews, Jewesses, Jewish Children, Cossacks, Synagogue Choir Singers, Musicians, Hayim Motel's Band, Polish Soldiers, Trumpeteers, Wagoner, Tartars, Ukrainian Peasants and Peasant Lads, Church Choir Singer and Polish Jewish Guards at the Fortress.

The Jewish Band--Sholem Aleichem Ensemble: P. Feigin, G. Schwiler, M. Gelbard, B. Zwilling, H. Rothperl, M. Poznansky.

The action of the play takes place in the Ukraine on the eve of, and during the great Cossack uprising in 1648 under the leadership of Bogdan Cznielnitzki.


HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (Der vos krigt di petsh) (15 October 1928),
a play in 4 acts, by Leonid Andreyev. Translated and staged by Abraham Morewsky (by arrangement with the Theatre Guild). Scenery--technically executed and painted by Alex Chertov, after the sketches by S. Ostrowsky.
c/c: Celia Adler, Lazar Freed, Abraham Morewsky, M. B. Samuiloff, Anna Teitelbaum, Anatole Winogradoff, Max Rosenthal, Morris Strassberg, Morris Silberkasten, Anna Silberman, Feige Benjamin, Louis Weisberg, Marie Kaufman, Michael Gibson, Abraham Kubansky, Pincus Sherman.

RAGS (Shmates) (18 October 1928)*,
By H. Leivick. A Play in three acts. Direction: Abraham Morewsky. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman and Leon Hoffman, Managers; May Strassberg, Treasurer; Arthur Kober, Press Representative; Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter; David Gold, Master Electrician; George Nemser, Master Properties; I. Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 14th Street and Union Square, New York.

Mordechai Maaze
Rochel Leah, his wife
Sadie, their daughter
Annie, their daughter
Harry, their son
Alter Levi
Morris Levy, his son
A Foreman
Abraham Malitz
Reb Elyeh
Dayen
Itze
The Stutterer
Chaim
Zalman
Jacob
Mothye
Nahum
Berel
Israel
  Abraham Morewsky
Bina Abramowitz
Lisa Silbert
Anna Teitelbaum
Joseph Greenberg
Morris Silberkasten
Simon Goldstein
Pincus Sherman
Jechiel Goldsmith
Michael Rosenberg
M. B. Samuiloff
Lazar Freed
Anatol Vinogradof
Louis Weissberg
Morris Strassberg
Boris Weiner
E. Minz
Abraham Kubansky
Abraham Boretsky
M. Gibson

GHOSTS (Di gayster) (18 October 1928),
By Henrik Ibsen.
A play in three acts. Direction: Maurice Schwartz.

Helena Alving
Oswald Alving, her son, a painter
Pastor Mandes
Jacob Engstrand, a carpenter
Regina Engstrand
  Anna Appel
Maurice Schwartz
Wolf Goldfaden
Isidor Cashier
Berta Gerstin


THE CHERRY ORCHARD (20 November 1928),

By Anton Tchekov. Directed by Leo Bulgakov. Translated by Kolia Tepper. Directed by Leo Bulgakov (of the Moscow Art Theatre). Settings by Alex Chertov. Wigs by Zauder Bros., Costumes by Meth & Gropper.  At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 14th Street and Union Square, New York. In celebration of the Moscow Art Theatre. (3164)

Lopahin (Yermolay Alexeyevitch)
Dunyasha, a maid
Epihodov (Semyon Pantalevyevitch)
Firs, an old valet, aged 87
Madame Ranevsky (Lobov Andreyevna),
the owner of the Cherry Orchard
Anya, her daughter, aged 17
Varya, her adopted daughter, aged 24
Charlotta Ivanovna, a governess
Gaev (Leonid Andreyevich), brother of Mdme. Ranevsky
Semyonov-Pishtchik, a landowner
Yasha, a young valet
Trofimov (Pyotr Sergeyevitch), a student
A Tramp
The Station Master
A Post Office Clerk
Visitor
A Student
Another Student
  Ben-Zvi Baratoff
Anna Teitelbaum
Gershon Rubin
Abraham Morewsky
Helen Zelinskaya/Miriam Elias

Anna Zilberman
Sonia Gurskaya
Celia Adler
Maurice Adler
Louis Weisberg
Jechiel Goldsmith
Lazar Freed
M. B. Samuiloff
Abraham Kubansky
Michael Gibson
Pincus Scherman
Joseph Greenberg
Polia Houser


SUCCESS (Sukses) (10 December 1928),

By Moishe Nadir, a Comedy in Three Acts. Staged by Maurice Schwartz. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman, Leon Hoffman, Managers; May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist; Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter; David Gold, Master Electrician; George Nemser, Master Properties; I. Mishin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 114 East 14th Street, Near Union Square.

Pro-prologue
David Ashkanazie
Madame Askanazie
Their child, five years old
S. Brener
David Shapiro, chairman of the jubilee
L. Berger, a reporter
Lazar Buchbinder, a journalist
Zishe Kazatskie, a youg poet
Yohne Morlick
Sonia
Nina
Dr. Chirick
A committee from the Dramatic Club

Children from the National Radical School

And
Restaurant keeper
First waiter
Second waiter

Place of action: In a vegetarian restaurant;
Ashkanazie's home in New York

  Michael Rosenberg
Gershon Rubin
Liza Silbert
Rose Ellenberg
Anatol Winogradoff
Maurice Schwartz
M. B. Samuiloff
Morris Strassberg
Lazar Freed
Ben Zvee Baratoff
Anna Teitelbaum
Celia Adler
Maurice Schwartz
E. Mintz
M. Pogarelsky


The People
Louis Weissberg
Michael Rosenberg
Michael Gibson

GOD, MAN AND THE DEVIL (Got, mentsh un teyvl) (21 December 1928),
By Jacob Gordin. A Drama in Three Acts and Four Scenes. Play revised and directed by Maurice Schwartz. Scenery by Mordecai Gorelik, painted by Alex Chertov. Costumes by Zuni Maud and Yosel Cuttler; Music by Joseph Brody. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman, Leon Hoffman, Managers; May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist; Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter; David Gold, Master Electrician; George Nemser, Master Properties; I. Mishin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 114 East 14th Street, Near Union Square.

Hersh Dubrovner, a scribe
Pesse, his wife
Freide, their niece and ward
Zippa, their niece and ward
Leizer, Hersh's father, a retired wedding bard
Hatzkel, a weaver
Dobba, his wife
Motel, their only son
Uriel Masik
Weavers employed in Hersh's prayer-shawl factory:
Berl Laptuch
Zerach
Schmayeh
Welvel
Elyeh
Shaikeh
Gdalyeh
MIchael
Schabsai
Getzel
Tanchum
Manachem
Abraham
Government officer
 

Lazar Freed
Miriam Elias
Celia Adler
Anna Teitelbaum
Gershon Rubin
Morris Strassberg/Abraham Morevsky
Liza Silbert
Joseph Greenberg
Maurice Schwartz

Louis Weissberg
Pincus Sherman
Boris Weiner
Michael Rosenberg
Edward Mintz
Abraham Kubansky
Michael Gibson
Louis Schindler
Isidore Glickman
B. Gantz
Sam Liner
Robert Frank
Irving Belchinsky
Hyman Wolkoff

The action takes place in Dubrovna, a small province of Mohilev, Russia.


VICTOR CHENKIN--MAURICE SCHWARTZ--PERFORMANCE (17 January 1929/first Chenkin appearance January 7),

Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman and Leon Hoffman, Managers; May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter; David Gold, Master Electrician; George Nemser, Master Properties; I. Misbin, Superintendent.

PART ONE:
THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Comedy in One Act, by Anton Checkov
Translated by A. Frumkin
Directed by Maurice Schwartz

Stepan Steponovitch Tchubikov
Natalia Stepanovna, his daughter
Ivan Vasilitch Lomav

PART TWO:
SONGS OF A FOOL (Victor Chenkin)

CHARLES FLEISHMAN, Violinist, accompanied by Irene Davis

ITALIAN SONGS (Victor Chenkin)

CHARLES FLEISHMAN, Violinist, accompanied by Irene Davis

JEWISH-CHASSIDIC SONGS (Victor Chenkin)

PART THREE:
UKRAINIAN SONGS (Victor Chenkin)

CHARLES FLEISHMAN, Violinist, accompanied by Irene Davis

CAUCASIAN SONGS (Victor Chenkin)

PART FOUR:
THE GREAT FORTUNE
, Direction: Maurice Schwartz.

Shimele Soroker, a tailor
Ete Mone, his wife
Bailke, their daughter
Apprentice tailor
Apprentice tailor
Solomon Fine, a landlord
Coltun, his secretary
Pearl, a baker
A Matchmaker (shadchen)
Himmelfarb, a bookkeeper

The action occurs in a small town in Eastern Russia.

   

 


Gershon Rubin
Celia Adler
Maurice Schwartz


in different languages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Schwartz
Liza Silbert
Celia Adler
Lazar Freed
Anatol Winogradoff
Michael Gibson
Morris Strassberg
Bina Abramovitz
Morris Silberkasten
Pincus Sherman


SHAKESPEARE'S OTHELLO (3 February 1929),

a tragedy in three acts and twelve scenes, adapted for the Yiddish stage by Mark Schweid. Staged by Boris S. Glagolin and Anatol Winogradoff; choreography by Charles Adler; settings by Alex Chertov and costumes by Bobri. At the Yiddish Art Theatre.

Duke of Venice
Brabantio
Lodovico
Othello
Cassio
Iago
Roderigo
Montano
Clown
A Sailor
Desdemona
Emilia
Blanca
A Little Girl
A Dancer
  M. B. Samuylov
Max Rosenthal
Morris Strassberg
Ben Zvi Baratoff
Anatol Winogradoff
Maurice Schwartz
Joseph Greenberg
Louis Weissberg
Michael Rosenberg
Michael Gibson
Celia Adler
Miriam Elias
Faiga Benjamin
Harriet Katz
Ida Lanvin


MAJOR NOAH (15 February 1929),

a play in three acts and four scenes by Harry Sackler. Directed by Maurice Schwartz, settings by Alex Chertov. At the Yiddish Art Theatre.

Mordecai Manuel Noah
Esther Jackson
Rev. Moses Peixotto
Shalom Levi David Almalya, envoy from Jerusalem
Aaron J. Phillips
Members of the Bachelors' Club:
Seixas
Pardo
Cardozo
Moses
Van Doran
Myra Bush
Anita Moses
Samuel Leggett
Rev. Addison Searle
Old Jackson
Bernard Hard
Black Hawk, Chief of an Indian Tribe
McIntyre
Sett Chapin
  Maurice Schwartz
Celia Adler
Max Rosenthal
Gershon Rubin
Ben Zvee Baratoff

Morris Silberkasten
Michael Rosenberg
Anatol Winogradoff
Pincus Scherman
M. B. Samuiloff
Zelda Lazar
Sonia Gurskaya
Lazar Freed
Morris Strassberg
Boris Weiner
Joseph Greenberg
Michael Gibson
Abraham Kubansky
Louis Weissberg


INSPECTOR GENERAL (25 February 1929),
By N. Gogol. Comedy in Four Acts. Staged according to Vladimir Viscovsky's original production. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman, Leon Hoffman, Managers. May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. I. Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 114 East 14th Street, Near Union Square, New York.

Anton Antonovitch Zukvasnick Muchanovsky
Anna Andreyevna, his wife
Maria Antonovna, their daughter
Luka Lukitch Chlobovi, a school inspector
Amos Fiodorovitch Liapkin Tiapkin, a judge
Artei Filipovitch Zemlianika
Ivan Kuzmatch Shpekin, postmaster
Piotr Ivanovitch Dobtchinsky, a land-owner
Piotr Ivanovitch Bobchinsky, a land-owner
Ivan Alexandrovitch Chliestiakov, a Petersburg official
Ossip, his servant
Stepan Illitch, an official
Derzhi Morda, a police officer
Svistunov, a police officer
Pavro Petrovna Poshliapkina
A non-com's wife
Tea house servant
Avdulin, a merchant
Mishka, a serrvant
  Ben Zvee Baratov
Liza Silbert
Anna Teitelbaum
Abraham Kubansky
M. B. Samuilov
Louis Weissberg
Anatol Winogradov
Morris Silberkasten
Michael Rosenberg
Maurice Schwartz
Gershon Rubin
Pincus Sherman
Boris Weiner
Michael Gibson
Bina Abramovitch
Sonya Gurskaya
Morris Strassberg
Pincus Sherman
Joseph Greenberg


STEMPENYU, THE FIDDLER (Stempenyu der fidler)
(6 March 1929),
a comedy in three acts and sixteen scenes, by Sholem Aleichem, Stage version and direction by Maurice Schwartz, with incidental music by Joseph Achron. Settings and costumes by Boris Aronson. Executed by A. Chertov. Staged and produced by Mr. Schwartz. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman, Leon Hoffman, Managers. May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. I. Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 14th Street and Union Square.

Mechtche
Laybish, clarinet
Zalmon
A merchant
Hykel Badchan, a wedding bard
Mayer, coronet
Shykeh, the fiddler
Jerahamiel, bass
Fraydel, Stempenyu's wife
Ziparah, her mother
Sholom Shadchan, a marriage broker
Yokel
Stempenyu, a fiddler and leader of a band
Haim Benzion Gluck
Chana Broche, his wife
Itzik Marienes
Moishe Mendel, his son
Dvossie Malkah, Itzik's wife
Rivkah, Hayim Benzion's daughter
Rochel, Moishe Mendel's wife
A maid
Ellik, Itzik's son
  Gershon Rubin
Max Rosenthal
I. Greenberg
Boris Weiner
Morris Silberkasten
Anatol Winogradoff
Ben Zvee Baratoff
Michael Gibson
Anna Teitelbaum
Bina Abramowitz
Michael Rosenberg
Morris Strassberg
Lazar Freed
M. B. Samuiloff
Sonya Gurskaya
Louis Weissberg
Maurice Schwartz
Liza Silbert
Anna Silverman
Celia Adler
Ella Clair
Philip Sherman
 

photo: Lazar Freed
as "Stempenyu."

The action takes place in Yampol and in Mezepevka.


ISRAEL (28 March 1929),

By Henry Bernstein. A play in Three Acts. Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman, Leon Hoffman, Managers. May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. I. Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 114 East 14th Street, Near Union Square, New York. Directed by Anatol Winogradoff.

 

Agnes, douchess de Croucy
Thibault, prince de Clar
Justin Gutlieb
Father Silvian
Le Comte de Gregenoy
Le Comte de Sallaz
Le Marquis de Mauve
Gilbert Giscourt de Jouvins
Le Comte de Morice
Le Comte Hector de Mauve
Louis, Thibault's valet
A butler at the Duchess' home
A butler at the club
  Liza Silbert
Anatol Winogradoff
Ben Zvee Baratoff
Max Rosenthal
Morris Silberkasten
M. B. Samuilov
Louis Weissberg
Joseph Greenberg
Morris Strassberg
Michael Gibson
Boris Weiner
Abraham Kubansky
H. Frank

 

 


UNTITLED (23 April 1929),

Executive Staff: Joseph M. Grossman, Leon Hoffman, Managers. May Strassberg, Treasurer. Stage Staff: Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Technical Staff: Alex Chertov, Scenic Artist. Herman Grossman, Master Carpenter. David Gold, Master Electrician. George Nemser, Master Properties. I. Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 114 East 14th Street, Near Union Square, New York.
 

PART ONE:
The Marriage Proposal

Comedy in One Act, by Anton Checkov
Translated by A. Frumkin
Directed by Maurice Schwartz

Stepan Steponovitch Tchubikov
Natalia Stepanovna, his daughter
Ivan Vasilitch Lomav

Miriam Elias--in improvisations
Lazar Freed--in Folk-songs
Maurice Schwartz in A Drunken Cantor, with Morris Strassberg and E. Mintz

PART TWO:
First Act of I. D. Berkovitch's "Landsleit," Directed by Maurice Schwartz

Naftoli Cherniak
Chenie Malke
Bessie
Fivel, their son
Hymie, their son
Sadie
Rachel
Anton
a man

PART THREE:
Third Act of Goldfadden's Comedy
"The Two Kooney Lemels"
Staged by Maurice Schwartz

Reb Pincus
Rebecca, his wife
Caroline, their daughter
Hotsmach
Max
Kooney Lemel

   

 


Gershon Rubin
Celia Adler
Maurice Schwartz

 

 

 

 

Morris Strassberg
Bina Abramovitch
Sonia Gurskaya
Morris Silberkasten
Lillian Lux
Rose Ellenberg
Celia Adler
Maurice Schwartz
Pincus Sherman

 

 

Morris Silberkasten
Bina Abramovitz
Anna Teitelbaum
Michael Rosenberg
Lazar Freed
Maurice Schwartz


 

 

THE FATHER (28 October 1929),

By August Strindberg, a Drama in 3 acts. Translated by L. Baleizen. Directed by Samuel Goldinburg. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Manager. Oliver M. Saylor, English Press Agent. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Agent. Lou Kasten and Irving Cohen, Treasurers. Joseph Spirn, Manager Benefit Dept. Anne Bordofsky, Manager Subscription Department. Stage Staff: Boris Aranson, Art Director. Jacob Mestel, Stage Manager. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. George Teuller, Musical Director. Technical Staff: William Mensching, Master Carpenter. John Epstein, Master Electrician. Bill Curtis, Master Properties. Israel Misbin, Superintendent.

 

The Major
Laura, his wife
Bertha, their daughter
Dr. Astermark
The Pastor
Margarita
Naid
Henrich
  Samuel Goldinburg
Stella Adler
Yehudis Abarbanel
Morris Strassberg
Louis Weisberg
Bina Abramowich
Michael Gibson
Pincus Sherman

 

 

JEW SUSS (18 October 1929),
a drama in three acts and four scenes. Adapted by Maurice Schwartz from Lion Feuchtwanger's novel "Power." Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Manager. Oliver M. Saylor, English Press Agent. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Agent. Lou Kasten and Irving Cohen, Treasurers. Joseph Spirn, Manager Benefit Dept. Anne Bordofsky, Manager Subscription Department. Stage Staff: Boris Aranson, Art Director. Jacob Mestel, Stage Manager. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. George Teuller, Musical Director. Technical Staff: William Mensching, Master Carpenter. John Epstein, Master Electrician. Bill Curtis, Master Properties. Israel Misbin, Superintendent. Direction and Jewish Version by Maurice Schwartz; presented in Yiddish by the Yiddish Art Theatre. At the Maurice Schwartz Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Proctor's Fifth Avenue Theatre), Broadway at Twenty-Eighth Street.

 

Karl Alexander, Duke of Wurtemberg
Joseph Suss, Privy Financial Councillor
General Remchingen, Minister of War
Philip Heinreich Weissensee, Pres. of the Church Council
Johann Heinreich Strum, Chief Secretary of the Estates
Schultheiss Binder of Settinfels
Master Rudolph Amandus Schober
Rabbi Gabriel (The Magus), Suss's Uncle
The Rabbi of Frankfurt
A Courier from Stuttgart
The Hangman
Suss's Secretary
Suss's Mother
Tamar, Suss's Daughter
Magdalen Sibylle, Weissensee's daughter
Graziella, an Opera Singer
  Maurice Schwartz
Samuel Goldenburg
Louis Weisberg
Isidore Cashier
Morris Strassberg
Michael Gibson
Mark Schweid
Lazar Freed
Jacob Mestel
Pincus Sherman
Gershon Rubin
Joseph Greenberg
Anna Appel
Judith Abarbanell
Berta Gersten
Stella Adler
 

photo:
Louis Weisberg, as
General Remchingen.

The Duke's Attendants and Servants; Suss's Lackeys and Servants, Guests, Princes, Court Ladies.

Scene: Duchy of Wurttemberg. Time: 1736-1738.

The role of Joseph Suss will be alternated by Maurice Schwartz.

 

 

Kiddush Hashem (11 November 1929),
An historical drama in three acts and fourteen scenes. Stage version and direction by Maurice Schwartz.
Incidental music by Joseph Achron, dances by Charles Adler, settings and costumes by S. Ostrowsky, painted by A. Chertov.

Stephan Kvatkov, Greek orthodox priest of Zlochov
Mendel, tavern keeper of Zlochov
Shlomele, his only son, as a child
Schlomele, as a grown-up
Marusha, Cossack servant-maid in Mendel's household
Yocheved, his wife
The little tailor
Pan Konitz-Polski, Lord of Zlochov, Chihirn and Nemirov
Hayim, watchman of Zlochov and the town's strong man
Reb Yechiele Michel, Rabbi of Nemirov
Reb Yonah, Parnas of Nemirov
Reb Jacob, refugee
Sha'ar Tzedek's wife
Deborah, her only daughter, as a child
Deborah, as a grown-up
A young Cossack with a baby
First Cossack
Second Cossack
Third Cossack
Berachiah, tavern keeper
Reb Yecheskel of Kolsk
Two messengers from Karsoon
A Jew
The Lunatic
Pan Kashnitzski
Krivoy-No, Chmelnitzki's chief Lieutenant
Ivan Zalko
Yerem, a Cossack
Krilka, his uncle
  Louis Weisberg
Isidore Cashier
Hirsh Seidman
Joseph Greenberg
Anna Appel
Bina Abramovitz
Maurice Schwartz
M. Samuiloff
Gershon Rubin
Lazar Freed
M. Misbin
Boris Weiner
Sonia Gurskaya
Rose Ellenberg
Stella Adler
Isa Greenberg
Abraham Kubansky
G. Michael
Ben Zion Katz
Elisha Mintz
Michael Rosenberg
S. Gladstein, I. Rogberg
W. Boris
M. Gibson
S. Weinstein
M. Strassberg
Pincus Sherman
Samuel Goldenberg
Michael Gibson.

 

 


ANGELS ON EARTH (Malokhim oyf der erd) (3 December 1929),

a "Hell and Earth comedy" in a prologue, seven scenes and an epilogue, by Chone Gottesfeld, with incidental music by George Tueller. Directed by Maurice Schwartz; settings and costumes by Boris Aronson; dances arranged by Charles Adler; dances arranged by Charles Adler; presented by the Yiddish Art Theatre. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Manager; Oliver M. Sayler, English Press Agent; Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Agent; Lewis Kasten and Irving L. Cone, Treasurers, Anne Bordofsky, Manager Subscription Dept. Stage Staff: Boris Aranson, Scenic Director; Jacob Mestel and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers; Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; George Tueller, Musical Director. Technical Staff: William Mensching, Master Carpenter; Chris. Logan, Master Electrician; Rudolph Pfeiffer, Master Properties; Israel Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Broadway and Twenty-Eighth Street, New York

 

Characters in Hell:
Dr. Mars
Grandmother
Fannie, a manicurist
Jack, her fiance
Moses
Israel
The Peddler
Mr. Soskin
Miss Soskin
First Usher
Second Usher
Mendel Flam, stagemanager of Hell
Angel Zafziel
Angel Shamsiel
Angel Shaftiel
Characters on Earth:
Mr. Milk
Mr. Water
Fannie, Mr. Milk's Wife
Annie. Mr. Water's Wife
Mr. Lyric (Angel Zafziel)
Mr. Fiddle (Angel Shamsiel)
Mr. Hammer
Mr. Lucus
Katie, a stenographer
Policeman
Prison Keeper
 
Mark Schweid
Bina Abramowitch
Sonia Cutler
John Wexley
Morris Strassberg
Pincus Sherman
Joseph Greenberg
Michael Gibson
Anna Appel
Hyman Wolkoff
Biltchinsky
Jacob Mestel
Samuel Goldenburg/Jacob Mestel
Maurice Schwartz/Lazar Freed
H. Green

Gerson Rubin
Lazar Freed/Mark Schweid
Bertha Gersten
Stella Adler
Samuel Goldenburg/Lazar Freed
Maurice Schwartz
Louis Weisberg
Isidore Cashier
Judith Abarbanell
John Wexley
Samuel Paturzhanzky
Dancers, cabaret guests, stock buyers, guests in the theatre, etc., are played by the students of the Dramatic School of the Yiddish Art Theatre: Sohn, Beltchinsky, Sheron, Lieberman, Fruchter, Tolant, Petchanick, Auerbach, Fogel, Bear, Abramsky, London, Glickman, Guriloff, Rich, Leber, Halperin, Futogen, Einbinder, Young, Field, Schneider, Nader, Itzkowitz, Brenner, Spiegel.

Time--The Present. A lapse of six months between Fourth and Fifth Scenes.


 


ROAMING STARS (Blondzhende shtern) (23 January 1930),
a romantic comedy in three acts and sixteen scenes by Maurice Schwartz, based on the novel of the same name by Sholem Aleichem, with incidental music by G. Thuler. Staged by Maurice Schwartz; settings by Boris Aronson. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Manager; Oliver M. Sayler, English Press Agent; Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Agent; Lewis Kasten and Irving L. Cone, Treasurers, Anne Bordofsky, Manager Subscription Dept. Stage staff: Boris Aranson, Scenic Director; Jacob Mestel and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers; Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian; George Teuller, Musical Director. Technical Staff: William Mensching, Master Carpenter; Chris. Logan, Master Electrician; Rudolph Pfeiffer, Master Properties; Israel Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Broadway and Twenty-Eighth Street, New York

 

Albert Shtchupak
Sholom Mayer
Rafalevitch
Laybel, his son (as a child)
Laybel, later known as Leon Rafalesco
Braindele Cossack
Bernard Holtzman (Hotzmach)
A Primadonna
A Tall Young Man
Israel the Cantor
Leah, his wife
Raisel, their daughter (as child)
Roza Spivak (Raisel in later period)
A Wagoner
Getzil ben Getzil
Isak
Henrietta
Sarah, Holtzman's mother
Zlutke, Holtzman's sister
Dr. Levintan
Meyer Stelmak
Nissel Schwalb
Mr. Clummer
Grischa Stelmak, a great violinist, son of Mayer
Nickels, a New York theatrical manager
A Beadle
The Lomza Cantor
A Policeman
  Louis Waisberg
Mark Schweid
Michael Gibson
Joseph Greenberg
Lazar Fried
Anna Appel
Maurice Schwartz
Adella Lamdon
H. Frank
P. Scherman
Bina Abramowitz
Judith Abarbanel
Stella Adler
Pincus Sherberg
Ben Zion Katz
Philip Sherman
Bertha Gerstin
Sonia Gurskaya
Sonia Cutler
Jacob Mestel
Gershon Rubin
Isidor Cashier
Joseph Greenberg
Misha Gibson
Morris Strassberg
Hyman Wolkoff
Boris Weiner
M. Nussbaum
 



photo:
Maurice Schwartz,
as Hotzmach.

Actors, Men, Women, Children.
Time: The first decade of the present century.

 

CHAINS (Keytn) (21 February 1930, per Zylbercweig),
a drama in 3 acts, by H. Leivick. Settings by Charles Stillwell; staged and produced in Yiddish by Maurice Schwartz. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Manager. Oliver M. Sayler, English Press Agent. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Agent. Lewish Kasten and Irving L. Cone, Treasurers. Anne Bordofsky, Manager Subscription Department. Stage Staff: Boris Aranson, Scenic Director. Jacob Mestel and Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Managers. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. George Teuller, Musical Director. Technical Staff: William Mensching, Master Carpenter. Chris. Logan, Master Electrician. Rudolph Pfeiffer, Master Properties. Israrel Misbin, Superintendent. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Broadway at Twenty-Eight Street.

 

Political Prisoners:

Levine
Joseph
Peretz
Gregory
Peter
Solomon
Nuki
Singer
Daniel
Criminal prisoners:

Grandpa
Zazuit
Koverznikov
Drushinia
Prison Doctor
First guard
Second guard
The smith
First workman
Second workman

 

Maurice Schwartz
Lazar Freed
Morris Strassberg
Jacob Mestel
Boris Weiner
Philip Sherman
Mark Schweid
Michael Gibson
Joseph Greenberg


Gershon Rubin
Isidore Cashier
Hyman Wolkoff
Louis Weinberg
Ben Zion Katz
Samuel Lehrer
Rubin Frank
E. Kogor
N. Metalik
H. Zohn
Workmen, Guards, Soldiers, etc.: the students of the Dramatic Studio of the Yiddish Art Theatre:--Sirota, Petchanick, Fruchter, Kogar, Lieber, Abramsky, Beltchinsky, Turkin, Lieberman, Brenner, Meizel, Stone, Barash, Zohn.

Note: The play deals with the life of political prisoners in Czarist Russia. The action takes place toward the end of 1905 in a cell at a penitentiary in Arctic Siberia.


JEW SUSS (10 March 1930)*,
A drama in thee acts and four scenes, by Lion Feuchtwanger. Direction and Jewish Version by Maurice Schwartz.
Settings by Boris Aranson. Music by George Teuller.

Karl Alexander, Duke of Wurtemberg
Joseph Suss, Privy Financial Councillor
General Remchingen, Minister of War
Philip Heinreich Weissensee, Pres. of the Church Council
Johann Heinreich Strum, Chief Secretary of the Estates
Schultheiss Binder of Settinfels
Master Rudolph Amandus Schober
Rabbi Gabriel (The Magus), Suss's Uncle
The Rabbi of Frankfort
A Courier from Stuttgart
The Hangman
Suss's Secretary
Suss's Mother
Tamar, Suss's Daughter
Magdalen Sibylle, Weissensee's daughter
Graziella, an Opera Singer
  Isidore Cashier
Maurice Schwartz
Louis Weisberg
Pincus Sherman
Morris Strassberg
Michael Gibson
Mark Schweid
Lazar Freed
Jacob Mestel
H. Frank

Joseph Greenberg
Anna Appel
Judith Abarbanell
Bertha Gersten
Stella Adler

The Duke's Attendants and Servants; Suss's Lackeys and Servants, Guests, Princes, Court Ladies.

Scene: Duchy of Wurttemberg. Time: 1736-1738.


THE WITCH OF CASTILE (24 October 1930),
a drama in two acts and twelve scenes, by Sholem Asch, with incidental music by Joseph Achron. Settings by Sam Ostrovsky and Alex Chertoff; ballet directed by Benjamin Zemach; Musical Director George Teuller; staged and directed by Maurice Schwartz. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Second Ave. Theatre, Second Ave. at Second St., New York.

Paul IV, Pope of Rome
Alessandro Farnese
Joseph Pinsi
Mordecai Alfi
Hayim Adoni
Pastillo
Jacob Medigo
Jephta
The Governor of Rome
Imperia
Simeon
Two Messengers

A Young Roman
Cardinal Joseph Moro
A Turkish Jew
  Joseph Buloff
Yudel Dubinsky
Anatol Vinogradoff
Jacob Mestel
Ben Zion Katz
Lazar Freed
Maurice Schwartz
Stella Adler
Wolf Goldfadden
Luba Kadison
Michael Gibson
Pinchus Sherman
Morris Metalik
Boruch Lumatt
Jacob Cone
Abraham Fishkind

Priests, Monks, Nuns, Soldiers, Servants, Populace. The action takes place in Rome in 1556.


UNCLE MOSES (5 December 1930),
By Sholem Asch. Starring Maurice Schwartz, Lazar Freed, Joseph Buloff, Anna Appel, Stella Adler, Shulamith Posner, Betty Farkauf, Wolf Goldfaden et al. At the Second Avenue Theatre, Second Avenue and Second Street.


RIVERSIDE DRIVE (5 January 1931),
a drama in Three Acts, by Leon Kobrin. Settings by Charles B. Stillwell; Directed by Maurice Schwartz; produced in Yiddish by the Yiddish Art Theatre. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Manager. Vera Sundelson, English Press Agent. Leon Hoffman, Yiddish Press Agent. Irving L. Cone and Gertrude R. Wagner, Treasurers. Leon Brest, Benefit Dept. Stage Staff: Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. George Teuller, Musical Director. Technical Staff: George Nemzer, Master Carpenter. Michael Rosenberg, Master Electrician. Benny Astroff, Master Properties. At the Second Avenue Theatre, Second Ave. at Second St., New York.

Shloyme Yaffe
Rivke, his wife
Herman Jaffe, their son
Madam Jaffe
Adel, their daughter
Mortimer, their son
Teddy, youngest son
Rabbi Schlessinger, Mme. Jaffe's father
Madam Schlessinger
Emma, a governess
Frances, a servant
Eleanor, Adel's friend
Izzie, a watchman in Jaffe's factory
Leo, Adel's friend
Dave, another friend
A Porter
  Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Leonid Snegoff
Stella Adler
Judith Abarbanell
Jacob Marcus
Selvin Golub
Wolf Goldfaden
Sonya Gurskaya
Sonia Kotliar
Zelda Litvak
Frances Golub
Joseph Buloff
Anatol Winogradoff
Lazar Fried
Robert Frank

The action takes place in the home of the Jaffe's on Riverside Drive.


THE MAN WITH THE PORTFOLIO
(Der man mit'n portfel) (11 February 1931),
a drama in three acts and six scenes, by Alexis Faiko. Yiddish version by Anatol Vinogradov. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by Robert Van Rosen, painted by Charles Stillwell. At the Second Avenue Theatre, Second Avenue at Second Street, New York.

Dimitri Ilyitch Granatov
Adelaida Vasilievna, his mother
Xenia Treverin
Igor ("Goga"), her son
Ivan Kirilovitch Bashkirov, Director of "Irkiv"
Zina Bashkirova, his sister
Faculty Members of "Irkiv":
Professor Andrasov
Professor Steblitsky
Professor Zamozhin
Klioch, Secretary of "Irkiv"
Sophia Valentinovna, stenographer
Topolev, holder of an "Irkiv" fellowship
Nicander Redutkin
Maria Pampilovna
George Stepanovitch Lichomsky
Pankratov, a doorman
A Porter
A Conductor

The first act takes place aboard a train bound from Leningrad for Moscow.

  Maurice Schwartz
Sonya Gurskaya
Stella Adler
L. Kaplan
Leonid Sniegoff
Luba Kadison

Lazar Freed
Yudel Dubinsky
Wolf Goldfaden
Michael Rosenberg
Sonya Kotliar/Selda Litwack
Anatol Vinogradov
Joseph Buloff
Anna Appel
Jacob Mestel
Pincus Sherman
Boruch Lumet
Michael Gibson


THE NEW MAN (23 April 1932),
a Drama in 3 acts by Francisco S. Sanchos. Jewish version by I. Kovensky. Direction, by Maurice Schwartz. At the Folks Theatre (Second Avenue and Twelfth Street), New York.

Dr. Diaz
Madame Diaz
Metcho, their daughter
Laura, their younger daughter
Alfredo, their son
Fanchita
Philippo, her son
Senior Alvi
Madame Alvi
Enrico, their son
Dr. Santes
A maid
A servant
 

Maurice Schwartz
Helen Zelinskaya
Luba Kadison
Judith Abarbanel
Anatol Vinogradoff
Anna Teitlebaum
Leon Seidenberg
Lazar Freed
Rebecca Weintraub
Wolf Goldfaden
Jacob Mestel
N. N.
Sidney Shlesser

Action takes place in a small town in Spain.


YOSHE KALB (1 October 1932)*,
By I. J. Singer. Produced in two parts and twenty-six scenes. Stage version and direction by Maurice Schwartz. Dances by Lillien Shapero. Edwin A. Relkin & Sigmund Weintraub, Personal Representatives for Maurice Schwartz. Director: Maurice Schwartz; Stage Manager: Ben Zion Katz; Librarian: Joseph Schwartzberg; Musical Director: Leo Kutzen; Master of Wardrobe: Ben Spitzer; Managers: Leon Hoffman and Milton Weintraub; House Manager Morris Lyons; Treasurer: Gertrude R. Wagner; English Publicity: Joseph Brainin. Technical Staff: Master Carpenter: Irving Levy; Master Electrician: Morris Shapiro; Master of Props: Sam Wolinsky; Scenic Designer: Alex Chertov. At the Folks Theatre, 189 2nd Avenue (and 12th Street.)
 
First Young man
Second Young man
Third Young man
Followers of Rachmanivke Rabbi:
Zisha
Jacob
Followers of Nyesheve Rabbi:
Moses
Leibush
Rachmanivke Rabbi
Motye Godol, his aide
Reb Melech, Nyesheve Rabbi
Israel Avigdor, his aide
A wagoner
Gedaliah
Berl
Maids in the household of Nyesheve Rabbi:
Nesce
Tsirel
Followers of Nyesheve Rabbi:
Zimchah
Zechariah
Zalman
A coachman
Gittel, ritual bath attendant and barber
Daughters of Nyesheve Rabbi:
Hannah Leah
Fayge Haya
Serele
Followers of Nyesheve Rabbi:
Mechele Hinever
Isaac Baer
Pinchas
Wife of Rachmanivke Rabbi
Nahumtche, her son
Palthiel, a wealthy man
Eidele, Mechele Hinever's wife
Malkele, her niece and ward
Pethahiah, Nahumtche's tutor
First Rabbi
Second Rabbi
Third Rabbi
Hayim, a wagoner
Another wagoner
A kirer
Yankel, an organ grinder
Mordecai
A cake vendor
Red-headed beggar
Hunchbacked beggar
Blind beggar
Shayne Beracha
Nachman
Konon, a sexton
Zivyah, his daughter
First Woman
Second Woman
Third Woman
A boy
Reb Shachne, assistant rabbi of Byalegure
Abush, a butcher
Dobbe, his wife
Reb Baruch, scribe of Byalegure
Reb Mayerl, rabbi of Byalegure
The Rabbi of Cracow
The Rabbi of Dinaburg
The Rabbi of Lizhan
  Joseph Schwartzberg
Saul Fruchter
Eli Mintz

M. Schtrommer
Solomon Krauze

Michael Rosenberg
Michael Gibson
Anatol Winogradoff
Wolf Goldfaden
Maurice Schwartz
Morris Silberkasten
Mark Jury
S. Pincus
S. Lioff

Zelda Ludwig
Ida Garber

A. Belov
L. Bergweiss
A. Margolies
Albert Stone
Anna Appel

Sonya Gursky
Liza Varon
Judith Abarbanel

Noach Nachbush
K. Urki
Eli Mintz
Roseta Bialis
Lazar Freed
S. Merkur
Leah Naomi
Charlotte Goldstein
R. Schweid
A. Nemson
M. Misich
F. Sherr
M. Belavsky
Michael Rosen
N. Steinfeld
Michael Gibson
S. Krause
L. Eisenberg
Pincus Sherman
M. Swerdloff
Uri Kagar
Rose Weiss
S. Berl
Isidore Cashier
Helen Zelinska
Leah Kauffman
S. Lazar
R. Rose
S. Bergman
Gustav Schacht
L. Weisberg
Zelda Gould
Hyman Buchvald
Noach Nachbush
Isaac Rothblum
H. Franko
Morris Strassberg
 
Townspeople, Chasidim, Butchers, Beggars, Wedding Guests, Rabbis.


CHAYIM LEDERER (14 November 1932),

By Sholem Asch. Starring Maurice Schwartz as Chaim Lederer, Lazar Freed, Anna Appel (mother), Gustav Shacht, Morris Silberkasten (A Presser), Michael Rosenberg et al. At the Folks Theatre, 189 2nd Avenue (and 12th Street.)
A drama of Jewish life in America (based on Sholem Asch's novel of the same name). Stage version and direction by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by A. Chertoff.

Chayim Lederer
Sarah Rivka, his wife
Morris, their son
Raymond, their second son
Stella, their daughter
Sol Nuerenberg
Mr. Nuerenberg, his father
Mrs. Nuerenberg, his mother
Sylvia Kaplan
Fannie Fox
Neufeld
Mordecai
Zelig
Bettie
Dr. Zalkind
Johnson
Flora
Mollie, Morris's wife
Sammy, her son
Benny, second son
A chauffeur
A negro
  Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Isidore Cashier
Anatole Winogradoff
Judith Abarbanel
Lazar Fried
Isidore Rothblum
Helen Zelinska
Charlotte Goldstein
Liza Varon
Gustav Schacht
Morris Silberkasten
Isidore Swerdloff
Zelda Gold
Wolf Goldfaden
Michael Rosenberg
Ida Garber
Rosetta Bialis
Ervin Deerman
Selwyn Golub
Pincus Sherman
Sam Johnson


THE LEGEND OF THE JEWISH KING LEAR (5 December 1932),
A tragi-comedy of Jewish theatrical life in 2 parts and 14 scenes. Book and direction by Maurice Schwartz. (Scenes of the Jewish King Lear will be played as originally written by Jacob Gordin). Executive Staff: Leon Hoffman and Milton Weintraub, Managers. Gertrude R. Wagner, Treasurer. Max Karper, English Publicity. Stage Staff: Maurice Schwartz, Director. Ben Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Jos. Schwartzberg, Librarian. Leo Kutzen, Musical Director. Technical Staff: Irving Levy, Master Carpenter. Morris Shapiro, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Props. Alex Chertov, Scenic Designer. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Second Ave. at 12th Street.

Director Rudolph Kiselstein (David Moisheles)
Mme. Feffer (Channe Leah)
Goldele Griddlestein (Ethele)
Miss Kupchick (Gitele)
Miss Fliegelman (Teibele)
David Trapchick (Charif)
Jonah Gruznick (Moishe Chosid)
Simon Perlstein (Jaffe)
Zavel Brownstein (Shamai)
Music Director
A boy
Dr. Pipchick
Inspicient (Stage Manager)
Manager
Scenic Artist
Stage Manager
Costumer
Chorus:
  Maurice Schwartz
Leah Naomi
Anna Appel
Rosetta Bialis
Helen Zelinska
Isidor Casher
Noah Nachbush
Lazar Freed
Michael Rosenberg
Isaac Swerdloff
Saul Fruchter
Wolf Mercur
Eli Mintz
Gustave Schacht
Isaac Rothblum
Wolf Goldfaden
Morris Zilberkasten
Michael Gibson
Philip Sherman
Sol. Krause
Morris Belavsky
H. Buchwald
Leon Bassin
Abraham Margulith
Sol. Fruchter, etc.

Place of action: A provincial town in Poland,. Time: Present.


MOTKE THE THIEF (Motke Ganef) (29 December 1932),

A folksplay in 3 acts with a prologue by Sholem Asch. Direction: Maurice Schwartz. By Sholem Asch. With I. A. Samberg, Morris Silberkasten, Anna Appel, Anatol Winogradoff, Liza Varon, Rosetta Bialis, Michael Rosenberg, Leah Naomi, Wolf Goldfaden, Gustave Schacht et al.

Motke Ganef (as boy)
Motke (as adult)
Blind Leib, his father
Zlatke, his mother
Old Terach, the organ grinder
Mary, a wire walker
Canarick, an organ grinder
A Polish squire
Reb Melech, owner of a coffee-house
Hindel, his wife
Channele, their daughter
Shloyme, a cadet
Bashe
Zhachliner girl
The Readhead
Policeman
Another policeman
  Zelde Gould
I. A. Samberg
Morris Strassberg
Leah Naomi
Gustave Schacht
Charlotte Goldstein
Wolf Goldfaden
Morris Zilberkasten
Michael Rosenberg
Anna Appel
Anna Teitelbaum
Anatole Winogradoff
Sonya Gurskaya
Liza Varon
Rosetta Bialis
Philip Sherman
Solomon Krause


BREAD
(special performance) (13 December 1932),
By Ossip Dymov. Starring Maurice Schwartz, Isadore Casher, Wolf Goldfaden, Noah Nachbush, Zelda Gould, Wolf Merkur, Anatol Vinogradoff et al.


REVOLT (11 January 1933),
By I. B. Zipor. A dramatic poem in 3 acts with a prologue and 5 scenes. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by Alex Chertov. Music by Leo Kutzin. Executive Staff: Leon Hoffman and Milton Weintraub, Managers. Gertrude R. Wagner, Treasurer. Martha Drieblatt, English Publicity. Stage Staff: Maurice Schwartz, Director. Ben Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Jos. Schwartzberg, Librarian. Leo Kutzen, Musical Director. Bennie Spitzer, Master of Wardrobe. Technical Staff: Irving Levy, Master Carpenter. Morris Shapiro, Master Electrician. Sam Wolinsky, Master of Props. Alex Chertov, Scenic Designer. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 189 2nd Avenue (at 12th Street.)

Feudal Lord
Steward
Chaplain
Tarhan, a Negro slave
Maciej Cham
Grzela
Witek, his son
Magda, a peasant girl betrothed to Witek
A drunkard
1st Servant
2nd Servant
Doorman
Grandpa Yoshe, a Jewish miller
Grandma Devoshe, his wife
Old Peasants:









Young Peasants:

 

 


Young peasant women:

  Isidor Cashier
Wolf Goldfaden
Lazar Freed
Louis Weisberg
Maurice Schwartz
Morris Silberkasten
Anatole Winogradoff
Charlotte Goldstein
Michael Rosenberg
Philip Sherman
Morris Belafsky
Robert H. Harris
Gustav Schacht
Leah Naomi
Morris Strassberg
Solomon Krause
Noach Nachbush
Isaac Rothblum
Isaac Swerdlow
Uri Kagar
Hyman Buchwald
L. Isenberg
M. Baisin
A Bernatzky
Michal Gibson
Abraham Margolith
Eli Mintz
Wolf Mercur
M. Steinfeld
Sol Fruchter
N. Erlich
B. Zion
Liza Waron
Sonia Gurskaya
Zelda Gould
Ida Garber
Taobi Stenman


THE WISE MEN OF CHELM
(17 October 1933),
a Folk Comedy in Two parts and 13 scenes by Aaron Zeitlin; directed by Maurice Schwartz; settings by Robert Van Rosen and A. Chertov; music by L. Koutzen; dances arranged by Lillian Shapiro.15th year. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 189 2nd Avenue (at 12th Street.)

The Angel of Death (later Azriel Deutsch)
Smangloff, Angel of Birth
Yekum Purkan, first hobgoblin
Amalek, second hobgoblin
Azazel, third hobgoblin
Yosele, twin brother
Getzele, twin brother
Moyse Mordecai
Yosef Loksh, rabbi of Chelm
The Rebbetzin, his wife
Grintche, their daughter
Temerel, widow of Getzele
Wedding Bard
First Angel
Prosecuting Angel
Archangel
Town Beadle
Shmuel Elyeh, an elementary Hebrew teacher
His wife
First Burgher
Second Burgher
Third Burgher
Marriage Broker
  Julius Adler
Wolf Goldfaden
Michael Rosenberg
Isaac Rothblum
Eli Mintz
Lazar Freed
Lazar Freed
Saul Krause
Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Rosetta Bialis
Judith Abarbanel
Isaac Sverdloff
Isidor Cashier
Morris Strassberg
Anatol Vinogradow
Reuben Vendorv
Morris Silberkasten
Helen Zelinskaya
B. Morris
S. Pincus
G. Michael
S. Krause
 

photo:
Maurice Schwartz,
as Yosef Loksh,
rabbi of Chelm.

photo: Scene from
"The Wise Men of Chelm,"
with Anna Appel,
Maurice Schwartz
and Julius Adler.

Brody Minstrels: Wolf Mercur (Zanvel), Issac Swerdloff (Yossel), P. Sherman (Yudel), M. Belavsky (Carl), Robert Harris (Yankel), Yascha Rosenthal (Motye), Michael Gibson (Zalman), Albert Stone (Moyshe), S. Krause (Moyse Mordecai).
Temerel, widow of Getzele (Judith Abarbanel), Wedding Bard (Isaac Sverdloff), First Angel (Isidor Cashier), Prosecuting Angel (Morris Strassberg), Archangel (A. Vinogradow), A woman (Leah Naomi), A cobbler (M. Rosen), His wife (Liza Waron), A shopkeeper (H. Robert), A woman (Ida Garber), A cook (Clara Deutschman), A washer woman (Mrs. Vendorff), A woman of importance (Nina Herzen), Ritual Barber (Mrs. Goldberg), Old maid (R. Zlatkin).

Hobgoblins: Charlotte Goldstein, Ben Basenko, Helen Appel, Lily Caplan, Valma Saff, Estel Cummins, Elaine Basil, Clara Landay, Harold Miller, Benjamin Fishbein.

Heavenly Judges: S. Eisenberg, B. Trachtenberg, B. Bassin, N. Malkin, S. Zeiden, S. Leon, M. Feuer, S. Cohn.
Ballet of Angels: Charlotte Goldstein, Helen Appel, Lily Caplan, Velma Seff, Estelle Cummins, Elaine Barzel, Clara Landay, Harold Miller.

Townspeople: S. Steinfeld, M. Nachman, I. Steinberg, Moses Federman, B. Wortsman, Jacob Fine, Abraham Ginsburg, M. Osherman, P. Weisman, I. Weisman, B. Gendelman, M. Greenblatt, B. Abramowitz, F. Fogel, S. Teichman.

Ben Zion Katz, Stage Manager.

 

 

JOSEPHUS (30 November 1933),

By Lion Feuchtwanger. A play in 2 parts and 26 scenes. Stage version and direction by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by Robert Van Rosen. Incidental music by Leon Koutzen. Dances arranged by Lillian Shapero. Costumes designed by Alexander Nemeroff and Saul Raskin. Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Wigs by Zauder Brothers. Costumes executed by Eaves. Ben Spitzer, master of wardrobe. Edwin A. Relkin and Sigmund Weintraub, Personal representatives for Maurice Schwartz. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 189 2nd Avenue (and 12th Street.)
 

Caius Barzaarone, a furniture maker
Irene, his daughter
Mattulus, a Roman senator
Claudius Reginus, court jeweller and publisher
Demetrius Libanus, an actor
Justus of Tiberias, King Agrippa's secretary
Josephus, priest, general, and historian
A Servant at Libanus
Rabbi Nathan, Jewish prisoner in Rome
Rabbi Gadia, second prisoner
Rabbi Judah, third prisoner
Jail Warden
Philip Talassos, Imperial Minister for the Orient
Tunius Thrax, Imperial Minister for Appeals
Claudius Helius, Nero's Prime Minister
Gessius Florius, Roman governor of Judea
Nahum, a mad prophet
King Agrippa, titular ruler of Judea
Princess Berenica, his sister
Simon Bar Giora, commander of Jewish rebel forces
John of Giscala, second commander
Sapita of Tiberias
Jannai, Jewish co-governor, with Josephus, of Galilee
Ahikam, attendant at Josephus' headquarters at Migdala
Vespasian, commander or Roman forces in Judea, later Emperor of Rome
Titus, his son
Caenis, Vespasian's mistress
Mara, a Jewish captive girl, later wife of Josephus
Anan, High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem
Johanan Ben Zakkai, Chief Justice of Judea
Nehemia, a Jewish officer
Mucianus, Roman governor-general of Syria
Obadia, Jewish officer in charge of Berenica's camp
Paulinus, a Roman officer
Captain Fronto, a Roman officer
Dorion, an Egyptian girl of Alexandria
Pedanus, a centurion
Amram, a Jewish officer
Matthias, a priest, father of Josephus
A beggar
  P. Sherman
Charlotte Goldstein
Isaac Swerdlow
Morris Strassberg
Morris Silberkasten
Anatol Winogradoff
Maurice Schwartz
Albert Stone
Rubin Wendorff
Benjamin Fishbein
Eli Mintz
R. Thall
Michael Gibson
Mark Uri
Robert H. Harris
S. Pincus
G. Michael
Lazar Freed
Miriam Goldina
Julius Adler
Ben Zvi Baratoff
Morris Belafsky
Y. Rose
William Goldberg
Isidore Cashier
Wolf Goldfaden
Helen Zelinska
Lilie Caplan
Morris Zilberkasten
Michael Rosenberg
S. Krause
Ben Basenko
M. Honig
H. Harris
L. Weintraub
Judith Abarbanel
Yasha Rosenthal
I. Kauffman
Isaac Rothblum
Wolf Mercur
 

photo:
Michael Gibson in "Josephus."

photo:
Isidore Cashier in "Josephus."

 

 

 

 

MODERN CHILDREN (22 December 1933)

 

based on a novel by Sholem Asch, "Chayim Lederer". At the Yiddish Art Theatre 2nd Avenue and 12th Street.


Stars Maurice Schwartrz, Anna Appel, Lazar Freed, Judith Abarbanel, Izidor Casher, Charlotte Goldstein, Morris Silberkasten and Helen Zelinska.
 

 

 

 

JACQUES BERGSON (30 October 1936),
a new play in two acts and fifteen scenes by Victor Felder. Translated from the French by Jacob Nadler. Settings by Robert Van Rosen, music by Maurice Rauch. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Produced by The Ensemble Players, Inc. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz and Leon Hoffman, Managers. Nat Dorfman, English Press Agent. Gertrude Wagner, Cashier. Technical Staff: Ben Katz, Stage Manager. Abe Mitnick, Carpenter. Joe Burdin, Electrician. Edward Kirtland, Properties. Costumes by Meth & Gropper. Wigs by Zander Bros. Piano by Kramer. Radio by Radio Laboratories. Abraham Weinstein, Lessee. Boris Bernardi, House Manager. At the Forty-Ninth Street Theatre. Forty-Ninth Street, W. of Broadway.

 

Jacques Bergson, proprietor of a cafe
Philippe, his child
Anatole, his child
Michel, his child
Marianne, his child
Louise, his housekeeper
Professor Hertz, a German refugee
Madame Hertz, his wife
Gertrude, his daughter
David Flackermann
Salomon
Braunstein
Frau Steinfeld
Herr Goebbels
Rabbi Lewi
Henri Gottschalk, a banker
Susanne
Police Sergeant
Commissaire de Police
Gregoire
Gravel
Serge
Rachel, Philippe's wife
Burgan
Simon
Betty
Rosa
George
  Maurice Schwartz
Alex Tenenholtz
Zvi Scooler
Herschel Bernardi
Anna Teitelbaum
Berta Gerstin
Lazar Freed
Anna Appel
Judith Abarbanell
Michel Rosenberg
Aaron Kier
Anatol Winogradow
Bronia Newman
Samuel Lehrer
Louis Hyman
Morris Silberkasten
Charlotte Arnon
Solomon Krauze
Wolff Goldfaden
Max Freedlander/Ben Besenko
Wolff Goldfaden
Ben Besenko
Bronia Newman
Robert Harris
Ben Besenko
Rosetta Bialis
Eva Franklin
Robert Harris

Workers, Chalutzem, Fascists, Police.
Played by the Studio Group: D. Alexander, A. Golub, E. Rubin, I. Sanik, M. Toby, B. Metz, J. Buxbaum, H. Hochstein, L. Siegel, Z. Freedman, I. Herman, E. Freedlander, L. Bially, B. Basin, Miriam Nuvia.

The Action take place in Paris. Time: The Present.


THE WATER CARRIER (24 December 1936),
A folk-comedy, with music, in two acts by Jacob Prager, presented by the Yiddish Art Theatre at the 49th Street Theatre (W. of Broadway). Abraham Weinstein, Lessee. Boris Bernardi, House Manager. Directed by Maurice Schwartz, musical score by Alexander Olshanetsky, settings and costumes by Robert Van Rosen and dances by Lillian Shapero. The Ensemble Players, Ins. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Leon Hoffman, Managers. Nat Dorfman, English Press Agent. Gertrude Wagner, Treasurer. Technical Staff: Ben Katz, Stage Manager. Abe Mitnick, Carpenter. Joe Burdin, Electrician. Edward Kirtland, Properties. Wigs by Zauder Bros. Piano by Kramer. Costumes by Meth & Gropper.

Reb' Yossele Parnos
Malkele, his wife
Tsipe, their servant
The Litwack (Lithuanian)
Simcha Plachta
Baile, his wife, an orphan
Reb' Yukel Shoifer
The Poretz (Lord of the Town)
His First Aide
His Second Aide
Zalmen
Notte
The Dressmaker
Kroine Glitchik
Duvidel
Esther
Shprintze
Nuchom
Slim Schloime
First Butcher
Second Butcher
Third Butcher
The Rain man
The Snow man
  Alex Tenenholtz
Anna Appel
Berta Gerstin
Michel Rosenberg
Maurice Schwartz
Anna Teitelbaum
Anatol Winogradoff
Morris Silberkasten
Max Freedlander
Samuel Lehrer
Wolff Goldfadden
Zvi Scooler
Bronia Newman
Sonia Radina
Ben Besenko
Nadia Niroslavsky
Philo Biro
Solomon Krause
Harvey Kier
Louis Hyman
Albert Golub
Israel Sanik
Zvi Scooler
Robert Harris
 

photo:
Anna Teitelbaum,
as Baile, wife of
Simcha Plachta.

Women: Nadia Niroslavky, Sonia Radina, Miriam Anviah, Bronia Newman, Philo Biro, Bina Talmudi, Eva Franklin.

Men: Leon Bassin, Ben Metz, Albert Golub, Israel Sanik, Mark Toby, Saul Kovko, Samuel Hoffman, Edward Freedlander, David Alexander.

Boys: Herschel Bernardi, Robert Donner, Joseph Schechtman, Selwyn Golub, Leonard Rosenblum, Leo Schechtman.

The Action of the play takes place in a Polish Village many years ago.


BROTHERS ASHKENAZI (20 September 1937),
a play in two parts and seventeen scenes, dramatized and directed by Maurice Schwartz and I. J. Singer; staged by Maurice Schwartz; costumes by Gaiptman Studio; technical director Morris Strassberg; settings and costumes by Alexander Chertoff; dances by Gluck Sandor; music by Verdina Shlionsky; music conducted by Sholom Secunda. Production controlled by the Engsemble Players, Inc. Executive Staff: Edwin A. Relkin, General Manager; Leon Hoffman, Milton Weintraub, Managers; Lewis Kasten, Treasurer; Gertrude Wagner, Assistant Treasurer; Morris Crystal, Theatre Parties; Maurice Turet, English Press Representative; Motele Neuman, Secretary to Maurice Schwartz; Sigmund Gottlober, Program Publisher, Walter H. Morin (Advertising Guild, Inc.), Advertising. Technical Staff: Ben Katz, Stage Manager, Leonard Zurit, Assistant Stage Manager; Jacob Bakst, Master Carpenter; Harry Fox, Master Electrician; Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties; Sam Lehrer, Master of Wardrobe. Wigs by Zauder Bros., Costumes by Meth & Gropper. Eighteenth Season. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 932 Seventh Avenue, New York City.

Johanan Ashkenazi
Abraham Hersh, his son (as a child)
Abraham Hersh (as an adult)
Roise, Abraham Hersh's wife
Simcha Meyer (as child)
Jacob Bunim (as child)
Simcha Meyer (as an adult)
Jacob Bunim (as an adult)
Dinah, Simcha Meyer's wife
Gertrude, their daughter
Ignatz, their son
Pearl, Jacob Bunim's wife
Chaim Alter, Dinah's father
Privah, Dinah's mother
Leibush, Chaim Alter's supervisor
Heinz Huntze
Matilda, his wife
Johan, their son
Elizabeth, their daughter
Inn-keeper
His wife
A Tailor
A Cobbler
A boy
Sarah Leah, a servant
A sexton
Shmuel Chasid
Melchior, Huntze's servant
First German workman
Second German workman
A peasant-woman
Her daughter
Red-headed weaver
Old Weaver
Pinie, a weaver
Tevye "the-world-doesn't-come-to-an end"
The young weaver
The Badchen (rhymester)
Rosenheim's sisters
Rabbi from Alexander
First girl-friend
Second girl-friend
Third girl-friend
A Hebrew teacher
Hodes
A Merchant
Velvel, Abraham Hersh's servant
The Governor
Albrecht, Director of Factory
Herman, Simcha Meyer's secretary
A Pack-carrier
First butler
Second butler
Third Butler
Nissen, leader of workers in Simcha Meyer's factory
General Kunitzin
Factory-servant
Cheka official
The Red Army man
Polish gendarme
Polish Officer
First mourner
Second mourner
Third mourner
Red Jokhanan
The Aristocratic Lady
The Author
  Julius Adler
Jerome Robbins
Izidor Casher
Leah Naomi
Victor Marcus
Frank Schechtman
Maurice Schwartz
Samuel Goldenburg
Gerta Rosen
Helen Beverly
Zwee Scooler
Anna Teitelbaum
Michael Rosenberg
Liza Silbert
Samuel Rudensky
Kurt Katch
Clara Deutschman
Moishe Zilberkasten
Janet Brand
Wolf Goldfaden
Sonia Gurskaya
Zwee Scooler
Nuchem Brind
David Alexander
Bertha Hart
Adolf Erberg
Reuben Wendorf
Norman Gewirtzman
Wolf Goldblum
Jacob Nadler
Esther Neroslavskaya
Elizabeth Charney
Reuben Dorf
Moishe Strassberg
Aaron Sternberg
Abraham Teitelbaum
Hirsh Kirshman
Adolf Erberg
Philo Bira and Esthere Neroslavskya
Zwee Stern
Miriam Wajda
Celia Lipzin
Elizabeth Charney
William Krause
Sonia Berman
Yudel Dubinsky
Julius Adler
Zeb Gold
Morris Strasberg
Leonard Zurit
Shloyme Krauze
Aaron Sternberg
Arthur Spencer
Julius Abler
Nuchem Brind
Robert Harris
Yudel Dubinsky
Reuben Wendorf
Leon Kirsky
Jacob Shuchman
Wolf Goldfaden
Morris Zilberkasten
Shmuel Rudensky
A. Erbstein
Harry Ker
Sonia Gurski
Adolph Erber
Men, women, Germans, Chassidim, waiters, weavers, dancers, officers, servants, wedding guests, red army soldiers, Polish soldiers, played by:
Leon Bassin, Leonard Zurit, Jacob Shapiro, Leibush Peretz, Julius Abler, Samuel Marmor, Norman Gewirtzman, Arthur Spencer, Bob Kelston, Jacob Shuchman, Leib Weinzaft, Isidor Kaplan, Clara Deutchman, Feila Biro, David Alexander, Jerome Schpiro, Gloria Samuels, Sylvia Lipton, Sylvia Seigal, Louise Horne, Lawrence McMillan, George Nash, George Robbins, Marvin Marzoff, Arthur Spolter, Terry Chilagg, Evely Burns, Sonia Kallenberg, Bonnie Schneider, Natalie Barnes.

Chasidic Chants Composed by Sholom Secunda.


THREE CITIES (10 October 1938),

Dramatized by Maurice Schwartz from the novel by Sholem Asch. Presented by the Ensemble Players, Inc. Music by Sholom Secunda. Settings by Samuel Leve. Dances by Lillian Shapero. Managers Martin Schwartz and Leon Hoffman. Stage Manager Ben-Zion Katz. Assistant Leonard Zurit. Starring Maurice Schwartz. At The Yiddish Art Theatre, 932 7th Avenue (7th Avenue, b. 58th and 59th Street.)

Olga Michailovna
Shachliner (Weinberg)
Pan Kviatkovski
Koenigstein
Zachary Mirkin
Solomon Ossipovitch Halperin
Nina
Madame Kvasniecova
Vassily Alexandrovitch
Rachel-Leha Hurvitz
Gabriel Mirkin
David Hurvitz
Zoha (later Comrade Sofia)
Helene
Shloime Hurvitz
  Genia Schlitt
Izidor Casher
Morris Silberkasten
Lazar Freed
Jacob Ben-Ami
Samuel Goldinburg
Luba Kadison
Bertha Hurt
Albert Klar
Bertha Gersten
Ben-Zvee Barattoff
Michael Goldstein
Mania Schlossberg
Judith Abarbanell
Maurice Schwartz


WHO IS WHO (23 December 1938),

By H. Leivick. A  play in three acts. Ensemble Players, Inc. presents the Yiddish Art Theatre Players. Settings by Samuel Leve. Music by Sholom Secunda. Executive Staff: Martin Schwartz, Leon Hoffman, Managers. Mollie Steinberg, English Press Representative. Max Kreshover, Yiddish Press Representative. Thelma Lippe, Lecturer. Matilda Neuman, Secretary. Mitchell Kanter, Treasurer. Gertrude Wagner, Asst. Treasurer. Wasserman & Wasserman, Auditors. Abraham H. Sarasohn, Counsel. Theatre Staff: Shoom Secunda, Musical Director. Ben-Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Ben David, Asst. Stage Manager. Samuel Lehrer, Wardrobe Master. Joseph Schwartzberg, Librarian. Israel Misbin, Superintendent. Technical Staff: William Mensching, Carpenter. Joseph Lieberson, Electrician. Edward Kurtland, Property Man. Settings painted by Centre Studios, Inc. Costumes by Meth & Gropper. Wigs by Zauder Bros. Nineteenth Season. Season 1938-1939. At The Yiddish Art Theatre, 932 7th Avenue (7th Avenue, b. 58th and 59th Street.)

Professor Alexander Shelling
Mary (his sister)
Elizabeth (his daughter)
Ludwig (his son)
Dr. Ziro
Herman Shacht
Ada Samuels
Leo Samuels
Judge Evans
Emma (a nurse)
Secretary to Judge Evans
Reporter
 

Maurice Schwartz
Genia Schlitt
Miriam Riselle
Zvee Scooler
Isidore Casher
Samuel Goldenburg
Judith Abarbanell
David Popper
Jacob Ben-Ami
Sonia Gurskyia
Reuben Wendorf
Arthur Winters


YOSHE KALB (revival) (4 February 1939),
By I. J. Singer. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 7th Avenue and 59th Street.

Reb Melech, the Nieshever Rabbi


Konon
Nechumsche/Yoshe Kalb



Dayen of Bialygorer
Mechele Hivnever
Redheaded Beggar
Dinenberger Rabbi
Serele
Wife of Nieshever Rabbi
Zivyah, Konon's daughter
Poor Man
Poor Man
Israel Avigdor
MOtye Godol
Young Man
Young Man
Young Man
Nieshever Chasid
The Katerinchik
Krakow Rabbi

Lizshanere Rabbi

 
  Maurice Schwartz
Luba Kadison
Bertha Gerstin
Isadore Cashier
Lazar Fried
Ben Zvee Baratoff
Zvi Schooler
Jacob Ben-Ami
Gustav Schacht
Noah Nachbush
Pinchas Sherman
Anatole Winogradoff
Judith Abarbanel
Anna Appel
Helen Zelinska
Uri Kaner
Isaac Sverdloff
Morris Silberkasten
Wolf Goldfaden
Joseph Schwartzberg
Eli Mintz
Saul Fruchter
Michael Rosenberg
Michael Gibson
Isaac Rothblum
Louis Weisberg
Morris Strassberg
Rubin Wendorf
David Popper


A FAR-AWAY CORNER (A farvosen vinkl) (revival) (February 1939),

By Peretz Hirschbein. In four acts.

Chaim Hersh
Notah
Kreinah
Kreisel
Noah
Tzirl
Todros
K'Hatzkel
Dobah
Chaya
 

Maurice Schwartz
Isidore Cashier
Anna Appel
Bertha Hart
Jacob Ben Ami
Luba Kadison
Michael Goldstein
Ben Zion Katz
Sonya Gurskaya
Shulamith Shechter


SALVATION (28 September 1939),
By Sholem Asch. In two parts. Dramatized and directed by Maurice Schwartz. Music by Sholom Secunda. Settings by Alex Chertov. Dances by Lillian Shapero. Incidental music by Sholom Secunda; dance by Lillian Shapero. At The Yiddish Art Theatre, 932 7th Avenue (7th Avenue, b. 58th and 59th Street.)

Rabbi Mendele (the Rabbi of Kotzk)
First Chassid
Second Chassid
Third Chassid
Fourth Chassid
Psachyeh
Boruch Moysche
Jechiel, his son
Schloyme Wolf
Malke, his wife
Reisel, their daughter
Thaddeus, a peasant
First Merchant
Second Merchant
Third Merchant
Pan Wydawski
Anton, his valet
Kabbalist
Relative
Relative
Feibusch, a teacher
Ezrial (the sick Jew)
First Gentleman (Panitsch)
Second Gentleman (Panitsch)
A Servant
Reb Israel, the carter
Reb Selig, the horse-dealer
Sarah, his wife
Reisel, their daughter
Hirsch Saxton
The Caterer
A Woman
The Sick Daughter
Priest Wisniecki
Helena, a Nun
Oyserl, the thief
Stepan Dombovsky
The Strange Jew
The Holy Tailor
  Maurice Schwartz
Julius Adler
Morris Strassberg
Ben Zion Schoenfeld
Leon Gold
M. Schorr
Abraham Teitelbaum
Leo Fuchs
Isidore Cashier
Anna Appel
Miriam Riselle
Mark Schweid
Morris Feder
Wolf Goldfaden
M. Bilawsky
Gustav Schacht
S. Krause
Zvee Scooler
S. Lipzin
E. Neroslavsky
B. Schoenfeld
Morris Schorr
M. Feder
Wolf Goldfaden
Celia Lipzin
Morris Strassberg
Maurice Schwartz
Bertha Gersten
Miriam Riselle
S. Krause
Rebecca Weintraub
Esther Neroslavsky
Celia Leibman
Julius Adler
Sonya Gursky
Leon Gold
Zvee Scooler
Gustav Schacht
Mark Schweid

A few parts will be alternated by the following performers: Jecheil--Leon Gold; Reisel--Judith Abarbanell; Pan Wydawski--Wolf Goldfaden.

The action takes place in the early Eighteen Hundreds in Poland, under the regime of Tsar Alexander.


IF I WERE A ROTHSCHILD (Ven ikh bin rotshild) (23 December 1939),

By Sholem Aleichem. A satirical comedy in two acts and six scenes by Maurice Schwartz. Built from Sholem Aleichem's monologue with the same name. Music by Sholom Secunda, direction by Maurice Schwartz. Scenery by A. Chertov, Dance by Naomi Liff.  Adapted and directed by Maurice Schwartz. Leon Fuchs replaced Maurice Schwartz, as the latter had pneumonia. Also starring Abraham Lax (who had then taken Leo Fuchs' part), Anna Appel, Miriam Kressyn, Leon Gold, Mark Schweid, Julius Adler, Zvee Scooler, Wolf Goldfaden, Gustave Schacht and a dozen more. Settings by Alex Chertov, incidental music by Sholom Secunda. At The Yiddish Art Theatre, 932 7th Avenue (7th Avenue, b. 58th and 59th Street.)

Chaim Chone, the melamed
The rabbi's wife
Beyle
Velvel
R' Yosefel
Menachem Mendel
Sheyne Sheyndel
Gedalya
  Leo Fuchs/Abraham Lax
Anna Appel
Miriam Kressyn
Leon Gold
Mark Schweid
Maurice Schwartz/Leo Fuchs
Esther Neroslavska
Julius Adler


ESTER'KE (17 October 1940),

A play in two parts and twelve scenes, by Aaron Zeitlin. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Settings by Alexander Chertov.   21st season. At The Yiddish Art Theatre, 2nd Avenue and 4th Street. (Sholem Perlmutter Collection, RG289/Box 115/no. 3288.)

Pashko
Yadvigo
Yanko
Magda
First Peasant
Deborah
Esterke
Lech
Jeruchim
Gabriel
Jester
King Kasimierz
Chancellor Jan Souchivilk
Spitek
Matchko Borkowitch
Baritchka
Levko, the Royal Appraiser
Queen Adelaida
First Rabbi
Sexton
First Lady-in-Waiting
Second Lady-in-Waiting
The King's Nurse
Village Priest
First Guard
Second Guard
Old Peasant
Second Rabbi
Govareck
Kochan
Lunatic
  Leon Gold
Goldie Lubritsky
Meyer Scherr
Anna Hollander
Solomon Krause
Lucy German
Miriam Riselle
Maurice Schwartz
Isidor Casher
Mark Lerner
Mark Schweid
Samuel Goldenburg
Misha Fishzohn
Morris Kroner
Muni Serebrov
Abraham Teitelbaum
Misha German
Luba Kadison
Louis Heyman
Ben Zion Schoenfeld
Lisa Varon
Celia Lipzin
Anna Appel
Anatol Winogradoff
Louis Weissberg
Meyer Scherr
Pauline Hoffman
Isidor Hollander
Mordecai Yachson
Morris Bilawsky
Lazar Freed



Photo from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 14 October 1940.

Knights, Royal Guards, Peasants, Jews, Musicians, Nuns acted by: Willie Secunda, Morris Steinberg, Tevya Granville, Louis Herbert, Richard Kaplan, David Stuart, George Himmelstein, Joseph Leon, Harold Inkerman, Izzie Kaplan, Bertha De-Costa, Ruth Lawrence, Deborah Gruenstein, Tanya Poritz, Mordecai Yachson, Morris Bilawsky, Solomon Krause, Lisa Varon, Celia Lipzin, Louis Heyman, Ben Zion Schoenfeld, Zalman Lehrer, Louis Weissberg, Isidor Hollander.

Executive staff: For the YAT: William Rolland, GM; Nathan Parnes, House Mgr.; Menachem Edelheit, Theatre Parties; Leon Hoffman, Yid. Press Rep.; James Proctor, Eng. Press Rep.; Jay Willias, Ass't Rep.; Martin Schwartz and Ben Chasen, Treasurers; Samuel Lehrer, Wardrobe Master; Alexander Chertov, Scenic Artist. Costumes by Meth and Gropper; wigs by Zauder Bros.


SENDER BLANK (20 November 1940),

By Sholem Aleichem. In two parts, six scenes. Dramatization and Direction by Jacob Rothbaum. Music by Sholom Secunda. Settings by Alex. Chertov.

Executive Staff (For the YAT): William Roland, General Manager; Nathan Parnes, House Manager; Menachem Edelheit, Theatre Parties; William Mercur, Yiddish Press Representative; James Proctor, English Press Representative; Jay Williams, Ass't Representative; Martin Schwartz and Ben Chasen, Treasurers; Thelma Lippe, Lecturer. For Maurice Schwartz: Milton Weintraub, Company Manager; Matilda Neuman, Secretary; Sholom Secunda, Musical Director; Ben Shoenfeld, Ass't Stage Manager; Max Frielander, Librarian.

Technical Staff: William Mensching, Carpenter; Joseph Lieberson, Electrician; Louis Lieberson, Propertyman; Samuel Lehrer, Wardrobe Master; Alexander Chertov, Scenic Artist; Ben Zion Katz, Stage Manager. Credits: Meth & Gropper, Costumes; Zauder Bros., Wigs; Sigmund Gottlober, Publisher, Programs, Gowns Executed by Suzanne Frisch; Advertising, Walter H. Morin, Advertising Guild, Inc., At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 2nd Avenue and 4th Street.

Sender Blank, the richest man in town
Miriam, his second wife
Marcus, his son by his second wife
Chaim, his son by his first wife
Sonya, Chaim's wife
Reveka Zemel, Sender's daughter by his first wife
Ossip Zemel, Reveka's husband
Aunt Dobrish, Sender's elder sister
Dr. Kluger
Froike, Sender's servant
Zelda, a maid in the Blank household
Clara, a dressmaker
Reb Zhiamke Gingold, formerly a rich man
Lizotchka, his daughter
Meyer Zilberman, a townsman
Zalmen Perlmutter, a townsman
Reb Kalmen Floken, leader of the burial society
Motel, the tailor
Prof. Klotz
Janitor
Layzer, the cobbler
The Charitable Matron
Rafael'ke, the Sexton
A Widow
A blind beggar
A lame beggar
The hunchback
Pack Carrier
First gravedigger
Second gravedigger
First young man
Second young man
Lunatic
  Maurice Schwartz
Lucy Gehrman
Muni Serebrov
Leon Gold
Hannah Hollander
Luba Kadison
Anatol Winogradov
Anna Appel
Ben-Zion Shoenfeld
Mark Schweid
Celia Litpzin
Goldie Lubritzky
Misha Gehrman
Judith Abarbanell
Maurice Krohner
Misha Fiszohn
Isidore Casher
Abraham Teitelbaum
Lazar Freed
Solomon Krause
William Secunda
Pauline Hoffman
Ben Zion Katz
Liza Varon
Ben Zion Shoenfeld
Louis Heyman
Goldie Lubritzky
Meyer Sherr
Morris Bilavsky
Max Friedlander
Harold Kronsky
Morris Steinberg
Bertha de Costa

Men, women, guests, townspeople.
Scene of action takes place in Berditchev, Russia, in the year 1910.


WORLDS APART (22 January 1941),
By Benjamin Ressler. Starring Maurice Schwartz, Isidore Casher, Mark Schweid, Samuel Goldenburg, Lucy German, Anna Appel, Muni Serebrov et al.


KIDDUSH HASHEM (revival) (February 1941),
Starring Maurice Schwartz, Samuel Goldenburg, Luba Kadison, Isadore Cashier, Mark Schweid, Lucy and Misha Gehrman, Judith Abarbanel, Anna Appel et al.


THE DAY OF JUDGMENT (Der yom khdin) (6 October 1941),
a play in two parts and fifteen scenes, based on a novel by John Sorsky, dramatized and directed by Maurice Schwartz. Musical score by Lazar Klutzman. Musical Director Harry Lubin. Settings Alex Chertov. Costumes executed by Suzanne Frisch. Stage Manager Ben Zion Katz. Edwin A. Relkin, General Manager. Milton Weintraub, Manager. William Mercur, Press Representative. Maurice Turet, English Press Rep., Mitchell Kantor, Lewis Kasten, Treasurers, Rae Greenberg, Secretary. Technical Staff and Credits: Costumes, Meth & Gropper; Wigs, Zauder Bros., Wardrobe Master, Samuel Lehrer; William Mensching, Master Carpenter, Joseph Lieberson, Master Electrician; Louis Lieberson, Property Man. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 7th Avenue and 59th Street.

Welvel, the poet (town lunatic)
First Elder
Second Elder
Third Elder
Rabbi Jacob of Sterdin
Sonia (Music Teacher)
Ilya (Her brother)
Rebecca (Rabbi Jacob's daughter)
Sarah (Rabbi Jacob's wife)
Basha Dvorah (Their maid)
Town Gossipers:



General Prostyernoff
Anna Andreyeva
Olga Michaylova
Eida Rosenkrantz
Johan Rosenkrantz
Herr Mendelsohn
Servant
Madame Rosenkrantz
David Rosenkrantz
Professor Albert Kramer (Conductor of "Vienna Hoff-Opera")
Woman With Child
Elderly Man
Palestinian
"Pristov"
First Judge
Second Judge
Third Judge
Head of Military Tribunal
Grobofsky
Secretary
Servants, Jews, Policemen, Soldiers
  Julius Adler
Naum Twersky
Morris Bilofsky
Sol Krause
Lazar Freed
Luba Kadison
Anatol Winogradov
Miriam Rubini
Rebecca Weintraub
Dora Weissman
Simon Safir
Saul Rabin
Levy Goldman
Michel Redstone
Jacob Ben-Ami
Goldie Lubritzki
Bertha Gersten
Judith Abarbanel
Ben Basenko
Sol Kronman
Jacob Tamny
Liza Silbert
Abraham Teitelbaum
Maurice Schwartz

Celia Liptzin
Morris Bilicoff
Ben Basenko
Maurice Krohner
Jacob Mestel
Meyer Karen
Zisha Shain
Abraham Teitelbaum
Ruben Wendorf
Baruch Gavron
Oscar Hamowitz
Bernard Gaylor
Joseph Cohen
Stanley Coburn
William Tobin
Shepard Menken
Herman Abrams
Richard Tietz


THE FAMILY CARNOVSKY (18 October 1943),
By I. J. Singer. In two parts and seven scenes. Directed by Maurice Schwartz, Music by Joseph Rumshinsky, Settings designed by H. A. Condell, Stage Manager: Ben Zion Katz. General Manager Edwin A. Relkin. Managers: Mitchel Kanter and William Mercur. English press rep.: Maurice Turet. Treasurer: Frances Weintraub. Ass't Treasurer: Gertrude Wagner. Carpenter: Dennis Sulivan. Electrician: Joseph Lieberson. Master of Wardrobe: Benjamin Rosenzweig. Master of Prop.: Frank Angello. House physician: Dr. Julius Broder. Ass't Stage Designer: Diane Gail Wixman. Costumes: Brooks. Wigs: Zauder Bros. Furniture and Props: Encore Studios, Inc. Electric Fixtures: Broadway Stage Lighting.
This was the 125th production of Maurice Schwartz and the Yiddish Art Theatre company. At the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly the Adelphi Theatre), 152 W. 54th Street (and 7th Avenue). 25th Anniversary Season of the YAT.

The Narrator
David Carnovsky, prominent merchant
Leah Carnovsky, his wife
Georg Carnovsky, their son, an M. D.
Rebecca Carmovsky, their daughter
Theresa Holbeck, later wife of Georg
Jegor Carnovsky, son of Georg and Theresa
Mrs. Holbeck, Theresa's mother
Hogo Holbeck, her son, Lt. in imperial German army
Solomon Burak, owner of a large bargain store
Yetta, his wife
Ruth, their daughter
Rabbi Dr. Speier
Efraim Walder, book dealer
Lippman, matchmaker
Dr. Cohen, M. D.
Dr. Kirchenmeyer, school teacher
Kommerzrat Moser, editor
Frau Kommerzrat Moser
Samuel Levi
Storm Trooper
Patient
Deaf Patient
Greta, a nurse
School Superintendent
Karl, servant of Dr. Carnovsky
Herman, Servant of Dr. Carnovsky
Maid at David Carnovsky
Tall Man
Crippled war veteran
Stout man
Widow
Student

 

Anatole Winogradov
Isidore Casher
Rebecca Weintraub
Maurice Schwartz
Charlotte Goldstein
Muriel Gruber
Paul Levitt
Lisa Silbert
Mario Gang
Yudel Dubinsky
Rose Greenfield
Zelda Gould
Leon Gold
Boris Auerbach
Michael Goldstein
Anatole Wingradov
Abraham Teitelbaum
Morris Feder
Seesel Pearson
Meyer Scherr
Morris Krohner
Celia Liptzin
Jenny Casher
Rosetta Cohen
Frank Kressman
Benedict Stein
Solomon Krause
Zena Stern
William Nager
Shloime Crouse
Moyshe Byelavsky
Dorothy Leibert
Bernie Horowitz

Storm troopers, Nazi agitators, students, played by: Jerry Abramowitz, Jerome Rifkin, George Leavitt, Fred Hellerman, Robert Miller, Isadore Blitz, Alex Berkowitz, Jim Machin, Paul Steiner.


THREE GIFTS (Der dray matones) (1 October 1945),

By I. L. Peretz. A play in two parts and twelve scenes. Dramatized by Melach Ravitch and Maurice Schwartz. Music by Joseph Rumshinsky. Play staged by Maurice Schwartz. Dances by Lillian Shapero, Settings and Costumes by H. A. Condell. Stage Manager Leib Kadison. M. Bielavsky and Isidore Elgart Ass't Stage Managers. Maurice Strassberg. Wig Designer; Isadore Lash Librarian. Lyrics from the works of I. L. Peretz.

Business Staff: Mitchell Kantor, General Manager; Max Kreshover, Business Manager; William Mercur, Manager of Publicity; Anne Woll, English Publicity; Lewis Kasten, Harry B. Kaufman, Treasurers. Technical Staff: Jerry Beaver, Master Carpenter; Charles Saltzman, Master Electrician; Sam Wolinsky, Master of Properties; A. Mensch, Max Tannenbaum, Masters of Wardrobe; Saltzman Brothers, Stage Production; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lehrer, Costumes. At the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Public Theatre), 2nd Avenue at 4th Street.

Musicians:

Meyer
Chaim (Son of Joel)
Shamay (Musicians)
Levy

Pesha
Mirel (Wife of Joel)
Joel (her husband, father of the musicians)
In-Law
Badchan (Wedding Jester)
Reb Azriel (Town Magnate)
His Wife
First Guest
The Rabbi
White Angel
Dark Angel
Judge Superior
First Judge
Second Judge
White Scribe
Dark Scribe
Widow
Yochananan (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

 

Abraham Lax
Michael Goldstein
Gustav Berger
Yudel Dubinsky

Luba Kadison
Berta Gerstin
Maurice Schwartz
Sam Levine
Charles Cohan
Isidore Elgart
Lena Marcus
Celia Lipzin
Abraham Teitelbaum
Leon Gold
Menachem Rubin
Victor Bergman
Morris Bielawsky
Max Tanenbaum
Jacob Brandis
Max Rosen
Rebecca Weintraub
Isador Cashier
Morris Strassberg
Celia Pearson
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
Muriel Gruber
 

Scene from "Three Gifts," 1945-6 production.

photo:
Maurice Schwartz, as Joel.


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

Dancers: Nina Caiserman, Beatrice Weiseman, Marion Levine and Lillian Zanor.

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


DOCTOR HERZL
(20 December 1945),
a play in two parts and twelve scenes, by H. R. Lenz and G. Nilioff. Play staged by Maurice Schwartz; Music by Joseph Rumsinsky; Settings by H. A. Condell; Pictures on Stage Painted by Leib Kadison. At the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Public Theatre), 2nd Avenue at 4th Street.

Reb Israel (a boyhood friend of Dr. Herzl)
His Grandson (a lieutenant)
Josephine
Anatole Bergson
Dr. Marmorek
Dr. Theodore Herzl
Baron De Hirsch
Herr Kramer (Secretary to Baron De Hirsch)
Berta, Baroness von Suttner
Dr. Karl Lippe
Dr. Max Nordau
Jacob Herzl
Adolph (Valet)
Gretchen (Maid)
Jeanette Herzl
Julia Herzl
David Wolfsohn
Philip Michael Newelinsky
William Hechler (a Minister)
Franz, Baron von Bulow
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Sulamith, Chalutzim
Nechamah, Chalutzim
Moyshe, Chalutzim
Nechamya, Chalutzim
Shoshana, Chalutzim
Basya, Chalutzim
Dr. Schnurer
An Arab
Reb Schmerel
Ibrahim Bey
Sultan Abdul Hamid II
Masha (a Maid)
Wasil (a Servant)
Trudi (Daughter of Dr. Herzl)
Ben Yitzchok Goldberg
Dr. Yechiel Techlenoff
Birinsky
Letter Carrier
Yitzchok Sofer
Reb Schloime (the Rabbi of Wilno)
Reich
Chalit (Secretary to Dr. Herzl)
Israel Zangwill
A Nurse
  Yudel Dubinsky
Leib Kenigsberg
Goldie Lubritsky
Isaac Arco
Morris Strassberg
Maurice Schwartz
Boris Auerbach
Solomon Krause
Luba Kadison
Meyer Sherr
Abraham Teitelbaum
Isidore Casher
Jacob Levine
Jennie Casher
Berta Gerstin
Muriel Gruber
Menachem Rubin
Isidore Elgard
Misha Fishson
Michael Goldstein
Gustave Berger
Charlotte Goldstein
Celia Liptzin
Max Tennenbaum
Leo Gold
Lillian Katz
Betty Gisnet
Max Rosen
Morris Belavsky
Abraham Lax
Meyer Scherr
Morris Strassberg
Celia Pearson
Charles Cohan
Isobel Wasserman
Isaac Arco
Yudel Dubinsky
Solomon Krause
Morris Belavsky
Michael Goldstein
Herman Serotsky
Meyer Scherr
Boris Auerbach
Leib Kadison
Lisa Silbert


SONG OF THE DNIEPER (25 October 1946),
a dramatization by David Licht of Zalman Shneour's novel. Staged by the author; scenery by Samuel Leve; musical score by Joseph Rumshinsky; produced by Maurice Schwartz. At the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Public Theatre), 2nd Avenue at 4th Street.

Leizer'l Voytch
Katrin'ka
Kushkeh Brand
Pesach'ka Turehey
Zavel
Butcher Boy
Leib'l
Yoshkeh, the Barber
Modyeh, the Truthful
Reb Chaim Nogid
His Wife
Commissioner of Police
Chayeh Surkah
Reb Sender
Noah Pandre
Sender's Wife
Mary
Lady of the Manor
Her Maid
The Rabbi
Judge
The Prosecutor
Defense Attorney
Shefteleh, the Thief
Matras
Chatze, the Furrier
Teshurillo, the Cutthroat
His Stooge
Prison Guard
Sexton

 

Menachem Rubin
Charlotte Goldstein
Gustave Berger
Meyer Scherr
Yudel Dubinsky
Moyshe Belavsky
Saul Krause
Boris Auerbach
Charles Cohan
Morris Strassberg
Celia Pearson
Isaac Arco
Luba Kadison
Isidore Casher
Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Ola Shlifko
Frances Adler
Jenny Casher
Mark Schweid
Misha Fishon
Morris Krohner
Leib Kadison
Jacob Rechtzeit
Michael Eisman
Abraham Teitelbaum
Misha Fishon
Saul Kkrause
Max Steiner
Nathan Kanter



WANDERING STARS (Blondzhende shtern) (revival) (13 December 1946),
a comedy in two parts and eleven scenes. Dramatized and Staged by Maurice Schwartz. Music by Abraham Goldfaden and Joseph Rumshinsky. Settings by Alexander Chertoff. Stage Manager Morris Strassberg. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Second Ave. at 4th Street.By Sholem Aleichem.

The Actor of Today
Motl (Secretary to Goldfaden)
Abraham Goldfaden
Davidovitch, the choirleader
Leah, the Cantor's Wife
Bernard Holtzman--(Hotzmach)
Reisele, the Cantor's Daughter, later Rosa Spivack
Leib'l--later, Leon Rafalesco
Shtchupak, the Theatre Director
Sholom Mayer, the Theatre Manager and Jack-of-All-Trades
Breindele Cossack, Character Actress
Young Man
Character Actor (as Munoach of Sulamith)
Tzingentang
Prima Donna
Benny Rafalovitch, Leib'l's father and Owner of the Barn Theatre
First Driver
Second Driver
Zlatke, Holtzman's Sister
Bruche, Holtzman's Mother
Dr. Levitan
Isaac Schwalb, an actor
Henrietta, an actress
Meyer Stelmach
Grischa, Stelmach's son, a violinist
Nissel Schwalf, Isaac's Brother and Manager of London Theatre
Clummer, Restaurant Proprietor in Whitechapel
  Abraham Teitelbaum
Sol Krause
Gustave Berger
Morris Krohner
Frances Adler
Maurice Schwartz
Beatrice Kessler
Jacob Rechtzeit
Menachem Rubin
Mark Schweid
Anna Appel
Samuel Beckley
Morris Belafsky
Charles Cohen
Celia Pearson
Misha Fishon
Meyer Scherr
Joseph Mark
Charlotte Goldstein
Jennie Casher
Isaac Arco
Yudel Dubinsky
Ola Shlifko
Isidor Casher
Louis Epstein
Abraham Teitelbaum
Charles Cohan

Actors, chorus, musicians, theatregoers, Roumanian policemen. Played by Judith Wayne, Evelyn Morrison, Anna Stouber, Saul Speizer, Stella Berg, Philip Spiegel, Sidney Lubelsky, David Menkes, Maya Pollock, Sam Beckley, Sidney Friedman, Zalman Schindler, Joseph Berman, Gloria Rappel, Chaim Blumstein, Yashe Rosen, Frank Moneyton, Ber Rochov, Sender Blum, Joe Greenwald, Sarah Tamara, Lillian Katz, Sue Wasserman, Max Kraskov.

Time of Action: 1890 to 1893.


SHYLOCK AND HIS DAUGHTER
(29 September 1947),
a drama in two parts and fourteen scenes, based on Ari Ibn-Zahav's historical interpretation of "The Merchant of Venice." Dramatized by Maurice Schwartz, with the assistance of Mr. Ibn-Zahav. Dramatized and staged by Maurice Schwartz; music by Joseph Rumshinsky; dances arranged by David Lison and Selma Schneider; scenic design by James R. Hotchkiss; produced by the Yiddish Art Theatre. At the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Public Theatre), 2nd Avenue at 4th Street.

Shylock
Jessica, his daughter
Launcelot, servant in Shylock's household
Stephano, servant in Shylock's household
Samuel Morro
Lorenzo, supervisor of Shylock's bank
Antonio, Merchant of Venice
Portia, his wife
Abraham Morano
Roberto
Dona Camilla
Duke of Venice
Dr. Klonymos
Tubal
Gratiano
Salanio
Reb Benjamin Nehemiah
Jail Guard
  Maurice Schwartz
Charlotte Goldstein
Isidore Casher
Yudel Dubinsky
Edmund Zayenda
Muni Serebrov
Gustave Berger
Dina Halpern
Abraham Teitelbaum
Boris Auerbach
Jenny Casher
Morris Strassberg
Anatole Winogradoff
Charles Cohan
Misha Fishon
Morris Kroner
Solomon Krause
Morris Bielavsky
 

photo:
Maurice Schwartz,
as Shylock.

Dancers, Prisoners, Guardsmen, Harpists, Nuns, Noblemen: Ida Hecht, Selma Hyman, Beatrice Spencer, Bess Hecht, Blanche Romerowsky, John Murray, Jack Talon, Richard Small, Jeff Stone, David Harris, Leib Konig, Hirsh Brown, Zelde Traub, Lillian Katz, Nina Menkes, Joan Wexler, Boris Shatz.

Stage Manager: Morris Strassberg; Ass't Stage Managers: Boris Auerbach, Morris Bielavsky.

Time of action: In the year of 1559.


THE BLACKSMITH'S DAUGHTER (13 January 1948),
by Peretz Hirshbein. Benefit performance for the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance.
A folks-comedy in 3 acts
c/c: Isidor Casher, Celia Adler, Dinah Halpern, Maurice Schwartz, Gustav Berger, Morris Strassberg. Music by Joseph Rumshinsky; Stage Director Morris Strassberg.

THE VOICE OF ISRAEL (25 October 1948),
a play in a prologue, two parts and four scenes, by Elias Gilner, with music by Simon Tenowsky. Staged by Maurice Schwartz; scenery/settings by Leo Kerz; musical director, Joseph Rumshinsky; music by Simon Tenowsky; lyrics to song "Hanitzachon" by Moshe Constantinovsky. Presented by the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Public Theatre), 2nd Avenue at 4th Street.

Nathan Ometz
Yosef
Gavriel
Zamira
Galela
Malka
David
Eliezer
Kalman
Yonah
Reb Shmuel
Shlomo
Captain Galski
Major Henderson
Colonel Howler
Barzilai
Catherine Linwood
Sheik Khalil
Ragheb
Jamel
    * Alternate.
  Maurice Schwartz
Gustave Berger
Muni Serebroff
Charlotte Goldstein
Evelyn Shiner/Sonia Shapiro*
Rosetta Bialis
Yudel Dubinsky
Charles Cohan
Leo Nimitz
Sol Krause
Jacob Mestel
Moyshe Bielawsky
Boris Auerbach
Anatole Winnogradoff
Mischa Fishzon
Itzchok Inventar
Sara Gingold
David Medoff
Morris Krohner
Paul Richards
 

 

photo:
Maurice Schwartz, as Nathan Ometz.

Chalutzim, British and Arab Soldiers.

Action takes place in a settlement in the Plain of Sharon, Palestine during the U.N. Conference at Lake Success, regarding partition, and thereafter. Stage Manager: Morris Strassberg.


 


HERSHL, THE JESTER
(6 December 1948),
a folk-comedy in two parts and five scenes by Moshe Livshitz, adapted and staged by Maurice Schwartz. Music by Joseph Rumshinsky; settings and costumes by Leon Poch; dances by Selma Schneider; executed by Michael Saltzman, Stage Manager Morris Strassberg. At the Yiddish Art Theatre (formerly Public Theatre), 2nd Avenue at 4th Street.
 

Malkeh, Wife of Hershel
Perele, Hershel's Daughter
Chaik'l, The Matchmaker
Moyshe Nachum, Son of Zalman
Hershel Ostropoler, the Jester
First Gabbai
Second Gabbai
Third Gabbai
Fourth Gabbai
Reb Zelman, Head of the Jewish Council
Rebbi'tzin, Wife of Reb Baruch
Rabbi Reb Boruch
First Sexton
Second Sexton
Motye Dovid, Merchant
Berl Eisick, Merchant
Chief of Police
Michael, Yeshivah Student
Feige Leah, Wife of Reb Zalman
First Policeman
Second Policeman
First Hasid
Second Hasid
  Anna Appel
Sara Gingold
Gustave Berger
Muni Serebrov
Maurice Schwartz
Misha Fishon
Morris Krohner
Sol Krause
Morris Bielavsky
David Medoff
Leah Naomi
Boris Auerbach
Jacob Mestel
Isaac Inventar
Charles Cohan
Max Tannenbaum
Yudel Dubinsky
Anatole Woinogradoff
Rosetta Bialis
Murray Lazarowitz
Benny Gitlitz
Robert Small
Paul Richards
 

photo:
Maurice Schwartz and Anna Appel.

Time of Action: During the Napoleonic Times
Place of Action: A Small Town in the Ukraine

 


AN ABANDONED NOOK (A farvosen vinkl) (January 1949),

By Peretz Hirshbein. Staged by Maurice Schwartz; Musical Director Joseph Rumshinksy; Stage Manager Morris Strassberg.
 

Notah (a grave digger)
Kreinah (his wife)
Tzirl (their daughter)
Todros (father of Notah)
Chaim Hersh (their neighbor-a miller)
Kreisel (his wife)
Noah (his son)
Chaya (his sister)
Dobah
K'Hatzkel
  Morris Strassberg
Rosetta Bialis
Charlotte Goldstein
Jacob Mestel
Maurice Schwartz
Anna Appel
Anatole Winogradoff
Evelyn Shiner
Leah Naomi
Isaac Inventar

 

YOSELE, THE NIGHTINGALE (Yosele solovey) (17 October 1949),
Sholem Aleichemís folk comedy in two parts, dramatized and staged by Maurice Schwartz, Music by Sholom Secunda; scenery/settings by Leon Foch; choreography by Belle Didjah; Stage Manager Morris Strassberg; Asst. Stage Managers: Isidore Elgard, Morris Bielavsky; Jewelry, worn by Ola Shlifko, courtesy of Kramer Jewelry co. Produced by Mr. Schwartz. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, Second Avenue and Fourth Street.
 

Motye (the inn-keeper)
Mirel (his wife)
Kalman Badchen
Sholem Aleichem (a Yiddish writer)
Shmuel, the cantor (Yosele's father)
Gedalye Bass (a choir leader)
Esther
Fayge Bashe (the stepmother)
Isaac (the match-maker)
Zlate (Esther's mother)
Alter Peshes (the richest man in town)
Yosele
The Tailor
Bentchik
Berl Isaac (Perele's manager)
Perele (a rich woman)
Mendele Mocher Sfarim

  Morris Krohner
Jenny Casher
Boris Auerbach
Yudel Dubinsky
Anatole Winogradoff
Maurice Schwartz
Charlotte Goldstein
Berta Gersten
Jacob Mestel
Lucy Gehrman
Jacob Zanger
Moshe Zamar
Saul Krause
Moshe Bielavsky
Gustave Berger
Ola Shlifko
Julius Adler

 

 

photo: Maurice Schwartz (rt.) et al.
Courtesy of the NYPL.


Action takes place in the town of Mazepevke and neighborhood towns during the last part of the last century.


HARD TO BE A JEW (Shver tsu Zayn a yid) (revival) (December 1949),
a play in 3 acts by Sholem Aleichem. Direction: Maurice Schwartz. Second Avenue, New York, N.Y.

David Shapiro
Sarah, his wife
Bettie, their daughter
Siomke, their son
Shneierson
Ivanov
Greensberg
Hurwitch
Ketzele
Police Officer
Janitor
  Maurice Schwartz
Berta Gersten
Charlotte Goldstein
Moshe Zamar
Gustav Berger
Anatole Winogradov
Jacob Zanger
Youdel Dubinsky
Jacob Mestel
Boris Auerbach
Moishe Bilavsky
Students, Gendarmes, Policemen, etc.

Place of Action: A City in Czarist Russia where Jews were not permitted to reside. Time--about 1913.


THE SHEPHERD KING (Der pastech-kenig)
(12 October 1955),
a Biblical drama in two parts and fourteen scenes, by Leizer Treister, with music by Sholom Secunda. Staged by Maurice Schwartz; choreography by Belle Didjah; settings and costumes by Saul Raskin; Settings painted by Mabel A. Beull; Technical Director, Morris Strassberg. At the Yiddish Art Theatre, 111 East Houston Street.

Tamar
Doeg, Head of the King's Guardsmen, (An Edomite)
Ahinoam, the Queen
Jonathan, Crown Prince
Mayrav, a Princess
Michal, a Princess
Azariah, Second of the King's Guardsmen
Naomi, Mother of the King
Saul, the King
Ahimelech, the High Priest
Abner, Commander of the King's Hosts
Ritzpah, the King's Concubine
First Builder
Second Builder
David
Adriel, Head of the Warriors of Judea
The Witch of Ein Dor
Samuel, the Prophet
Tirtzah
  Sara Gingold
Leon Shechter
Dora Kalinova
David Ellin
Sonia Zomina
Frances Schwartz
Sheftel Zak
Rosetta Bialis
Maurice Schwartz
Menachem Rubin
Gustav Berger
Miriam Kressyn
Yudel Dubinsky
Morris Strassberg
Edmund Zayenda
Jacob Zanger
Rose Shoshana
Jacob Fisher
Gina Goodwin
 

photo:
Maurice Schwartz,
as King Saul.


Priests, Warriors, Shepherds, Philistines Played by: Beryl Goldberg, Richard Miller, Norman Burton, Bob Monroe, Neil Morton, Arthur Le Ral, Frank Leo, Monroe Linden, Wesley, John Anderson, Carmen Filpi, Philip Roth, Jay Martin, Jack Harpman.
Dancers: Elmer Lee Maddow, Sid Handwerger, Noel Schwartz, Martin Morginsky, Robert Perry, Irvin Danies, Fred Swanson, Tom Robers, Athan Kareas.


 

THE BROTHERS ASHKENAZI (revival) (11 November 1955),
a play in two parts and sixteen scenes, dramatized by Maurice Schwartz and I. J. Singer; staged by Maurice Schwartz; costumes by Gaiptman Studio; technical director Morris Strassberg; music by Verdina Shlonsky and Sholom Secunda; revived by the Yiddish Art Theatre Association. At the Yiddish Art Theatre.
 
Narrator
Johanan Ashkenazi
Abraham Hersh
Roise: Abraham Hersh's wife
Simcha Meyer (as youngster)
Jacob Bunim (as a adult)
Simcha Meyer (as an adult)
Jacob Bunim (as an adult)
Dinah, Smicha Meyer's Wife
Gertrude, their daughter
Ignatz, their son
Pearl, Jacob Bunim's wife
Chaim Alter, Dinah's father
Privah, Dinah's mother
Heinz Huntze
Inn Keeper
His Wife
Midwife
A Young Man
Sarah Leah, a servant
Shmuel Chusid
Tevye (the world doesn't come to an end)
The Governor
Albrecht, director of factory
Herman, Simcha Meyer's secretary
Polish Officer
First Mourner
Second Mourner
Third Mourner
  Sheftel Zak
Jacob Zanger
Moshe Strassberg
Rachel Reles
Marvin Schwartz
Frances Schwartz
Maurice Schwartz
Edmund Zayenda
Miriam Kressyn
Sonia Zomina
David Ellin
Sara Gingold
Jacob Fisher
Rose Shoshana
Gustav Berger
Pichas Fisherman
Zelda Shneierman
Geena Goodwin
Dave Rabinowitch
Rachel Goldman
Yudel Dubinsky
Zalman Zackheim
Leib Shochat
Morris Toler
Isaac Singer
Leon Schachter
Simon Solomon
Chaim Appleman
Wolf Hermes

Chasiddim, Dancers, Soldiers, Red Army Men, Guests played by Dale Kurtz, Sylvia Schechter, John Anderson, Norman Burton, Frank Leo, Mel Throne, Bob Monroe, Molly Fleisher, Joyce Lynn.


A Hole in the Head (25 November 1958),
A Comedy in Two Parts and Six Scenes, by Arnold Schulman. Adapted for the Yiddish Stage and Directed by Maurice Schwartz. Stetting designed and lighted by Tom Jewett. Musical arrangements by Abe Ellstein. At the Anderson Yiddish Theatre, Second Avenue at 4th Street, NYC.
 

Frank
Mr. Goldblatt
Ally
Mr. Diamond
Lenny
Shirl
Sidney
Mrs. Fessler
Max
Sophie
Mrs. Rogers
  Paul Burstein
Yudel Dubinsky
Michael Burstein
Jacob Zanger
Israel Mandell
Lillian Lux
Muni Srebrov
Sylvia Fishman
Maurice Schwartz
Rosetta Biales
Freida Lifshitz

Action takes place in the Carabia, a small hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Time: Present.

Production Staff:
General Manager....Benjamin Rothman
Business Manager....William Mercur
Stage Manager....Israel Mandell


RAGS (Shmates) (December 1958),
Drama in 3 Acts by H. Leivick. At the Phyllis Anderson Theatre, Second Ave. & 4th St.

Mordechai Mazeh
Rochel-Leah
Sadie
Annie
Harry
The Old Levy
Morris Levy
Malitz
Reb' Elie
Reb' Zalman
Reb' Itze
Chaim
Shop Foreman
Workers in the shop

 

 

  Maurice Schwartz
Rosetta Biales
Lillian Lux
Freida Lifshitz
Marvin Schwartz
Jacob Zanger
Al Wenger
Muni Serebrov
Paul Burstein
Israel Mandell
Yudel Dubinsky
Morris Michaels
Meyer Scherr
Nathan Geiptman
Mordecia Yachsen
Manny Steiner
Ben Gross
Morris Belkin
Yudel Waxman
Zaav Hermes

Courtesy of the New York Public Library and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
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