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Folksbiene Yiddish Theater

Interview co-produced by City Lore and Sound Portraits for "American Talkers" series on National Public Radio. First broadcast on December 1, 1996. The Folksbiene Yiddish Theater is America's only surviving and the world's longest running Yiddish theater. It aims to both preserve and develop Yiddish theater by producing classic and often overlooked masterpieces while also creating and staging new works. In this piece, Folksbiene actors Zypora Spaisman and Morris Adler are interviewed after being presented with City Lore's "People's Hall of Fame" award in 1995. Zypora died in 2002. The Folksbiene has moved a number of times, been renamed the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, but continues to thrive. ( To listen to this story, and others, visit:
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