CHALK CIRCLE (Der
krayd-tsirkl)," at the Yiddish Art Theatre (Nora Bayes),
44th Street, West of Broadway, New York, New York.
Scenes from "The Chalk
Circle." Now playing every Friday evening, Saturday and
Sunday matinee and evenings at the Jewish (Yiddish) Art
Row 1, left to right:
1. Mark Schweid as the
revolutionary Tschang Ling, who wants to free China from
bribed judges and capitalists.
2. Bella Bellarina, as Ma's wife, played .... with a strange
manner, who poisoned her husband in order to seduce him.
3. Izidor Casher, as Tong, who has a merry tea house, and in
order that the male guests not be jealous, he makes a very
4. Leah Rosen, as Chang Haitang, who dreams of a prince and
is sold by her mother in a tea house due to need and hunger.
5a, top: Maurice Schwartz, as the chabarnik judge
Tschu-Tschu, who spends the night with the girls in the tea
house, and during the day he judges him to eat rice [awk.]
5b, below 5a: Abraham Teitelbaum, as the court clerk, Mishe
Ho Ha, who owes God his soul and loves foreign wives.
5c, below 5b: Jacob Mestel and Ben-Zion Katz, as the two
stage Kooney Lemels who eat rice and speak lies for sweets.
5d, below 5c: Moshe Strassberg, as the bartender Tschang,
has complaints about the world.
6, to the left of 5a, b and c: A scene in the tea house
where the prince and Mr. Ma conduct an auction, in order to
sell the small Haitang as a slave.
7, to the right of 5b: In the tea house, the Prince Pao
falls in love with the orphan Tchang Haitang.
8, to the right of 5d: As the tax official Ma dies from
poison that his first wife gave him in his tea house.
Bottom row, center: The tax official Ma breaks through the
wall in the tea house after Haitang's father hung himself on
Bottom row, right: The prince Pao tells both mothers to put
the child in the chalk circle, and who will be the first to
take that mother out?
THE CHALK CIRCLE
Chinese drama by Klabund.
Yiddish -- M.L. Halpern.
Stage direction -- Maurice Schwartz.
Sets -- Y. Foshko
Music -- Peter Engels
Tang ... Izidor Casher
Tschang's wife ... Miriam Elias
Tschang Haitang ... Leah Rosen
Tschang-Ling ... Mark Schweid
Pao ... Lazar Freed
Ma ... Ben-Zvi Baratov
Ma's wife ... Bella Bellarina
Misha-a ... Abraham Teitelbaum
Heb-Am ... Anna Teitelbaum
1st carrier ... Jacob Mestel
2nd carrier ... Ben-Zion Katz
Bartender ... Moshe Strassberg