(Laura Collins-Hughes’s article appeared in The New York Times, 12/9; via Pam Green.)

The Russian shtetl in the long-lost,newly reconstructed Yiddish operetta “The Golden Bride” has a dreamy look about it, all latticework and whitewash, like the setting for a garden party. The people here may dream of riches — who doesn’t? — but they’re doing all right. If they leave this place for America, it’s only because an even better life awaits.


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