On the 22 November 1935 in Philadelphia's Arch Street
Theatre, the local "Art Corner (Kunst-vinkl)," Z.'s
play "Der kamf" in three acts, directed by William
Sperling, was performed with the participation of the
Ber Turkel wrote about the
"The very last act of the 'Art Corner' was the execution
of a play with the name of "Der kamf," written by a
member, Yosef Zhitomirski, was performed....on 22
November 1935. On these evenings, due to bad weather,
only a hundred people came.
"Der kamf" was also supposed
to be performed on the second evening, 23 November, but
due to the same reason, the doors of the theatre
Thus, the "Art Corner" had
the privilege of being the last troupe that performed a
Yiddish play at the Arch Street Theatre.
In several new....about the
First Street Theatre, which was the home of a successful
Yiddish theatre for ten years, was torn down in order to
create a place for an open air garden."
Turkel, in his book "Di
yungtlekhe bine (The Youthful Stage)," pp. 75-81, the
exact contents of the play.
Dov Ber Turkel -- "Di
yungtlekhe bine (The Youthful Stage)," Philadelphia,
1940, pp. 52, 75-81.