NEW YORK (Aug. 25)
A new Yiddish Repertory Theatre will be inaugurated in November by Ben Bonus at the Anderson Theatre on Second Avenue. Bonus, a producer and actor of classical and folk Yiddish theatre in this country and abroad, is lining up a group of talented actors to join with him in this venture. Already involved are: Joseph Buloff, who appears or Broadway, Hollywood and TV, Mina Bern, Raisel Bozyk, Smulik Goldstein. Bernard Sauer and Eli Rubinstein. Bonus will create his Yiddish Art and Repertory Theatre in the tradition of the Yiddish Art and Repertory Theatres that have historically flourished in New York City, which were established by such outstanding performer-impresarios as Jacob P. Adler, Rudolph Schildkraut and Maurice Schwartz. Bonus said his aim and purpose is to present classical Yiddish works which have consistently appealed to a theatre-going audience. The plays will be updated and presented with music. The goal to present at least three shows a season in New York, and in addition, to tour them for several months in all major cities of this country was projected by Bonus. A further aim in presenting these works now is to give a new generation of theatre-goers the opportunity and pleasure of viewing these fine works of the theatre. All plays will be presented in Yiddish, with English narrative.