Kishinev Drama Students Perform Kishon
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Kishinev Drama Students Perform Kishon

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Jewish students of the Professional Theatrical Drama School in Kishinev were threatened and a performance cancelled because they presented a skit written by noted Israeli writer, Ephraim Kishon. According to Al Tidom Association sources in Kishinev, the students put on the Kishon skit in the apartment of activist Mark Abramovich. They were called before the dean of the school and threatened with expulsion for studying or performing Kishon’s works. Undaunted, the group rehearsed a new Kishon presentation but were forced to cancel it when the Kishinev municipality reneged on its offer to provide a proper hall for the occasion.

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