WASHINGTON (Jul. 16)
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.