The Flood at Mar-a-Lago

A SHORT PLAY by Joel Schechter Scene: Rainy day at Palm Beach, Florida. Water everywhere. Characters:  Noah and his ark President of the United States (Trump for now) Ambassadors from Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria     Priebus, Chief of Staff    Costumes:  All characters wear raincoats or carry umbrellas.

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The Brothel-Owner and the Milkman

SHOLEM ASCH’S GOD OF VENGEANCE COMES TO LIFE by Susan Reimer-Torn ON MARCH 26, 1923, shortly before curtain time, the cast and producers of Sholem Asch’s play, God of Vengeance (pictured above) were arrested by a vice squad and thrown into jail to await trial on obscenity charges. The arrest took place fifteen days after […]

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January 25: The Guiding Light

The Guiding Light, which would become the longest-running drama in television history, premiered as a 15-minute NBC radio serial on this date in 1937. The show was created by Irna Phillips (1901-1973), the Jewish mother of the American soap opera, who based the series on her own experience after giving birth to a still-born baby […]

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