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This operetta by Avram Goldfaden is one of the very earliest works of Yiddish theater and the first to be produced in America. This is a fairytale-like story of a purehearted young woman who triumphs over her tormentors, a scheming stepmother, and a wicked witch. The fully restored orchestrations are based, in part, on pre-Holocaust musical arrangements which were saved from destruction at the hands of the Nazis by the famed "Paper Brigade" of the YIVO in Vilna, who risked their lives to save thousands of unique documents and manuscripts. This fully staged work is the culmination of a project which NYTF begin in 2017 to restore this classic.

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