The Jewish Art Theatre

   Yiddish theatre actor Jacob BenAmi founded this company in 1919 based on the model of the Moscow Art Theatre. Ben-Ami chose Emanuel Reicher, an associate of Max Reinhardt and founder of the Freie Bühne, as stage director. The theatre survived for two seasons and 14 productions, including acclaimed stagings of Peretz Hirshbein's The Haunted Inn and Green Fields, David Pinski's The Dumb Messiah, Ossip Dimov's Bronx Express, and Leo Tolstoy's The Power of Darkness. Managerial disagreements led to the closing of this pinnacle of Yiddish theatre in America.

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