- Bartley Campbell's six-act melodrama divided critics when it opened on 26 February 1883 for 40 performances at Haver-ly's Fourteenth Street Theatre. Georgia Cayvan played one of two daughters of a Christian mother and Jewish father forced to flee oppression in the aftermath of the assassination of Czar Alexander II as political activists and Jews were persecuted. Despite its short run, the play remained popular in revivals and on tour until well into the 20th century. A 1905 revival ran for a month and a 1926 motion picture version starred Alma Rubens and Edmund Lowe.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
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