The World of Sholom Aleichem

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The World of Sholom Aleichem is an adaptation of three stories by Yiddish author and playwright Sholom Aleichem [1] (1859-1916).

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1957: Produced by Cecil Williams , with Sarah Sylvia, British actor David Kossoff and Joyce Grant.

1976: Staged as an outside production at The Space (Cape Town) in 1976.

An adaptation from the Aleichem stories by Pieter Scholtz. Directed and performed by Pieter Scholtz. First performed in the ** theatre, Durban. Also toured.


Astbury 1979.

Tucker, 1997. 110.

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