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Report That Jewish Drama Company in Soviet Union Seeking to Recruit Aspiring Thespians

According to the Novosti press agency, the overseas propaganda arm of the Soviet government, the Moscow Jewish Drama Company is running a contest for “aspiring actors-in-training.” The Soviet embassy in Washington released a press report today which stated that the company, which was formed eight years ago, is headed by the 78-year-old veteran Soviet actor Vladimir Shvartser. “We stage our plays in Yiddish, “he was reported saying. “The company’s repertoire includes two plays by the classic of Jewish literature Sholom Aleichem: “Tevye the Milkman” and Abraham Goldfaden’s musical fairy tale “The Witch.” We produced two one-act plays by the modern Jewish poet and playwright A ron Vergelis.