Ukrainian American community theater

Actors in the play "For Father" in Cleveland, Ohio

Amateur theater was a popular activity at Ukrainian American churches and community centers in the first half of the 20th century. Here we tell a small part of that story through records and photographs from the Fr. Joseph Zelechiwsky scrapbooks, the Fr. Gregory Chomicky papers, and the records of the Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Willimantic, Connecticut, as well as a strange wooden box from the Edynak Family collection.



Michael, thank you for the program I forgot I sent the prop to UHEC. Minor point, my father Michael Edynak, was quite the actor in community theater at the Ukrainian National Home in Chester, PA

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