Be Happy: Frailach Zoll Zine
Menasha Skulnick was one of the famous stars of the Yiddish Theatre. He moved into Vaudeville and then onto the legitimate stage. Translated from their song sheet, the title means, you should be happy. David Kessler’s 2nd Avenue Theatre opened on September 14, 1911 and was the first of the Yiddish theatres to open along the ‘Rialto’. Many important Yiddish artist’s served their apprenticeship and gained experience in their art under the infuence of David Kessler; among these were Maurice Schwartz, Bertha Gerstein and Celia Adler. He also established standards for acting and taste for better plays among actors and public.