14 / 2001
Mihael Kuzmič

Beginnings of the drama /play/ activity among the Slovenian emigrants in Bethlehem, PA., USA

Emigrants from Prekmurje began in 1920 with drama activity in their Slovene Society. Between the two World Wars the game Rdeče jabolko (The Red Apple) met with a wide response. Slovene cultural workers wrote, translated and managed the works, among them Aleksander Kardoš, Aleksander Polgar, Jožef Novak and others. The Slovene actors performed in their own language. Today drama activities are realised on religious festivities in the Evangelical and Catholic Churches, but in English language.