The People's Theatre was located at 201 Bowery (between
Rivington and Spring Streets) in Manhattan.
lessees and managers were Adler, Edelstein and Boris Thomashefsky;
the theatre manager was Max Rosenthal.
we see a placard from the People's Theatre dated 17 February 1902.
The play was written by Jacob Gordin and is called "Der vilder mensh"
or "The Wild Man".
placard, in part, states:
evening of art and talent to benefit the Dinaburg Fraternal Aid
Society. Drama in four acts by
Gordin; Mr. Jacob
as Lamekh, Mme. S[ara] Adler
as Liza. If you want to see something fine and elevated but also
realistic, don't miss the great artist Mr.
alone in his generation, who gives an exceptional performance in the
challenging role of the wild man, in which he outdoes even himself.
The greatest critics have proclaimed that Mr.
defines in this role what acting is all about. Tickets available
from Wolf Broide at the sausage store, 242 Broome Street. Come while
you have a chance. It is not every day that you get to see something
like this, just Monday, February 17.
photo: courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.