M. Schwartz Plans Version of ‘josephus’

Extensive activity for the Jewish theatre is being planned for the coming theatrical season. Maurice Schwartz returns to the Yiddish Art Theatre on September 21 with the highly successful “Yoshe Kalb.” After the limited engagement of that play, the company is offering Aaron Zeitlin’s “The Wise Men of Chelem,” which is based on Chassidic folklore. It will open on October 10. Other plays on schedule are Lion Feuchtwanger’s “Josephus” and Sholom Aleichem’s “If I Were Rothschild.”

The Second Avenue Theatre will also feature a folk-play, an operetta by Peretz Hirschbein. The title and the opening date are as yet undecided. The management has thus far secured the services of Joseph Buloff, Aaron Lebedeff and Samuel Goldenburg.

Rumshinsky’s operetta, “I Long for a Home,” will have its premiere at the Public Theatre on September 21. This is supposed to be a sequel to the one-time popular “Rabbi’s Melody” and will again feature Ludwig Satz in the leading role.

Jennie Goldstein, who has made the Prospect Theatre in the Bronx her headquarters, promises a spectacular offering tentatively entitled “Der Nadir.” No date has been set for the opening.

William Rolland has signed Lucy Levin and Leon Blank, among others, to head the company at his Brooklyn Rolland Theatre. No definite play has as yet been announced.

Williamsburg will have two theatres, the Amphion and Lyric, the Amphion retaining its leading players of last year, Florence Weiss and Moise Oisher.

Molly Picon has not yet announced any plans for her appearance this season.

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