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Nine Members of Adler Family Revive Jacob Adler’s Triumph

Nine members of the family of the late Jacob P. Adler have come virtually from the four corners of the earth to participate in the revival of Jacob Gordin’s “The Wild Man,” the play in which Adler himself scored many a success.

It was presented, Friday, in the tradition as created by Adler when he first appeared in the play as Lemach; to which full justice is now being done by his son, Luther.

The play is reminiscent of late nineteenth century melodrama, where the rich old father marries a young woman, who robs him of his money, betrays him, and is the cause of his children’s alienation. It is full of drama and pathos and despite its potentialities for burlesque that would appeal to a modern audience, the Adlers succeeded in maintaining a sober and sincere unity throughout the play which was indeed worthy of their name.

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