A Tale of Two Museums
Ester Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection


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Mississippi, 1935


Mississippi, 1935


A program of an original play in Yiddish by Leyb Malakh commissioned by Michal Weichert about the "Scottsboro Boys" of Alabama, falsely accused of rape in 1931.The action was staged throughout the theater space on two-level platforms that  emphasized the disparity between whites and blacks in America.  Spotlights were used to shift the action…and even parallel conversations took place on different sides of the performance space.

Program cover: 

Yiddish Experimental Studio
Artistic Director: Mikhal Brandt 
Warsaw, Deluga 19 Tel. 12-24-70

Play in three acts by Leyb Malakh 
Set Design and direction: Mikhal Brandt 
Music and Choir: Henoch Kon 
Spatial arrangement: Plastic Arts Circle by YUNG TEATER
Choreography: Podai Shubyakovitsh 

The inside of the program shows that the characters, each played by a different actor, numbered over 30 and are listed as either black or white 

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