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Reads the play of Jacob Prager


On 12 August 1927 the Vilna Troupe staged in Lemberg "Der nisoyen (The Temptation?)," a dramatic story in four acts, directed by David Herman, with the following personnel, listed below:


Seated (from left): Dr. I. Mintzer and Mordecai Mazo. Second row: Rachel Holcer, Noemi Natan, Joseph Kamien, Nadia Kareni, Avraham Morewski, David Herman, Miriam Orleska, Jacob Waislitz. Third row: Chaim Brakarz, Bardach, Symche Weinstock, Tsemielsky (sp), Shoenfeld, Chawe Eisen, Daniel Frenkow, David Lumenow, I. Narepkin, Marek Haber.

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The subject of the play was taken from Prager's poem, "Oyfn veg (On the Road?)" (Warsaw 1919) and was based on the folk legend about the handsome young tailor, who had allowed himself to be buried alive, so as not to give in to the desire in him for the landowner's daughter.








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