Placards from the Yiddish Theatre


The People's Theatre

The People's Theatre was located at 201 Bowery  (between Rivington and Spring Streets) in Manhattan.

The lessees and managers were Adler, Edelstein and Boris Thomashefsky; the theatre manager was Max Rosenthal.

Here we see a placard from the People's Theatre dated 16 February 1905. The production is called "Der Griner Boher" or "The Green Boy".

The placard, in part, states:

"Thursday evening, February 16, 1905. An amusing evening for all theater visitors and friends. A New York holiday! A happy holiday! An honest holiday! Madame Bessie Thomashefskyís benefit. For the first time in America, a comedy with music and scenery, specially written for Madame Thomashefsky by Mr. Boris Thomashefsky. Story by Rakov. Music by Friedsell. Ballet dances by Mr. Bernstein. Scenery painted by Mr. L. Klein. A present: everyone who buys a ticket for this performance will receive as a present an impressive souvenir photograph of Madame Bessie Thomashefsky on one of her poses."

: courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.


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