(that included Lebedeff and wife, Arco and
wife, Abraham Fiszon and China Braginska, Nathan and
Nadia Dranoff, Nadya Neroslavska, and Peretz Sandler,
Misha and Celia Boodkin, and later A. Olshanetsky), until
they performed the entire repertoire, and F. by himself
took to writing plays: the melodrama "A sud farn toyt"
and the operetta "Arontshik un solomontshik" (music by
A. Olshanetsky, with Aron Lebedeff in the main role),
which later also was staged in Los Angeles (through Sam
Auerbach), under the name "Dos lebn in odes."
In 1919, when the first
members left the troupe in Harbin, F. arranged concerts
across the city of Shanghai with his wife and child,
also Tinzin [Tianjin?] and Peking, until they traveled to America,
where they arrived on 13 September 1923.
Here F. acted a season in
the member troupe under the pseudonym of Wolf Shumsky,
in the state of Oregon, 1924-1925 -- with Yakubovitsh
across the American province, and 1926 in Winnipeg.
1927-1929 -- with Sam Auerbach in Los Angeles, then
there with Thomashefsky, later in Detroit (director A.
Littman and Misha Fiszon), where there also was
staged his melodrama in three acts with a prologue "Amol
in der yungt," and in Cleveland (manager Benny Hoyrshberg), where there was staged his melodrama "Der
letster briv" (27 November 1931, in the Manhattan
Theatre), and the operetta "Der shumr fun shtetl" (music
by Sam Solomon).
After that he acted again
in Detroit, participating in various Yiddish productions
across America, until the end went over to the theatre
In Brooklyn's "Lyric
Theatre" there was staged F.'s play "Di kluge khasinim",
and Michalesko staged staged in Europe F.'s play "Mayn
F. also wrote the melodrama
"Dem badkhan's trern" for Leon Blank, which had no
proven track (could not prove that it was staged).
F.'s song texts ("lyrics")
were sung by various Yiddish actors on the radio, in
concerts and in the Yiddish vaudeville houses.
F.'s brother, Bernardi
Bernardini (passed away in 1926 in Zurich, Switzerland),
was a member in an Italian opera [company] in Italy.