According to Haberman, F.
here organized his own troupe with which he traveled
across Brazil and played even in the smaller Jewish
neighborhoods, then he established for the first time a
Yiddish theatre in Chile, where his father had made the
necessary investment and everything was lost.
Nevertheless F. traveled to
America, performing with Boris Thomashefsky in the
"National Theatre" in a translated Spanish play, "Der
payatz (The Clown)," then he played for a season in
Philadephia with Anshel Schorr, later in the "Duchess
Theatre" in Cleveland. In 1923, together with Samuel
Zilberberg, he directed with the "Chelsea Theare" in
Boston, however, due to Union rules he couldn't play in
New York, so he went away from there to California,
wherein he was engaged by Sam Auerbach for his local
theatre, where he played for a season, and then with
Molly and Jacob Cohen-Berlin, and went on to guest-star
in Mexico, where he performed in "Captain Dreyfus."
He returned, playing from
time to time with various actors who guest-starred in
Los Angeles, or by himself put together troupes for
sporadic productions. For a certain time, with breaks,
he also directed, and with Yiddish radio programs on
which he, together with his wife Anna, directed his
dramatizations of Yiddish literature, especially by
Avrom Reisen's stories.
In 1933 F. founded in Los
Angeles a local Yiddish actors' union, and later he
founded here an actors' club.
Chaim Ehrenreich writes:
"Not surprisingly, which he
was already no longer performing on the stage in
important roles, he had however until the last minute of
his life was concerned about his colleagues, Yiddish
actors, and was an advocate for the founding of the
Yiddish Actors' Club in Los Angeles. He hoped to build
his own center with a stage to produce Yiddish plays of
the better repertoire. For the several years that the
Yiddish Actors' Club existed, the now-deceased Adolph
Freeman was its president. To the credit of the club it
had to be said that he hah endeavored to accomplish with
greatest enthusiasm his accomplishments the greatest
satisfaction of the large Yiddish audiences, which
always attended during the holidays the Yiddish Actors'
-- Bakanter yidisher aktor, adolf freeman,
geshtorben in los angeles, "Forward," N.Y., 11