The Yiddish Theatre
Comes to Mexico
"Among the few
forms of entertainment that the newcomer immigrants from Europe had,
the highlight was the Yiddish theatre, which was represented in theatres
such as the Hidalgo and Arbeu, which were located on the Republic of El
Salvador, the Trianon Theatre and the Pueblo en la Laguinilla, among
those on Tacuba 15 and Cuba 81.
the family theatre companies mounted classic Yiddish theatre works,
which usually brought together dramatic scenes that tore off the tears
of the audience with humorous passages, that if they are not (both)
crying and laughing, the play was not successful.
representations, which at one time were weekly, amateur actors
participated along with professionals, where wit, talent and
makeup, supplied the theatrical techniques.
the economic situation was not easy and there were many shortcomings,
but there were always a few dollars for the Yiddish theatre, as so many
memories were elicited from the public of their respective
-- Manuel Zaifeld, 1998.