The Theatre: First Nights

Humoresque. Mrs. Sarah Kantor slipped out into the darkness of the ghetto, leaving her husband, one son, and a stray dog asleep in one cot, her daughter in another, and her favorite son whimpering for a violin in another. A few minutes later she reappeared, triumphantly bearing a four-dollar violin.

The violin turned out to be a good investment. In the second act its successor is bringing big dividends from audiences flocking to hear the young Yiddish genius. Unhappily, the war has meanwhile started and the violinist feels the call to arms louder...

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