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Bunter Abend 3
 (Colorful Evening 3),
April 1944

By this time, the Theater Group is strongly depleted due to new deportations amongst its few remaining members to Theresienstadt and Bergen-Belsen. Nevertheless, the quality of the performances continues to remain "outstanding," as Fred Schwartz, a contemporary observer notes.

As in the most recent show a month earlier, the program includes 16 scenes. The main theme concerns the battle of the sexes and all references to camp life in Westerbork have now disappeared from the stage.


The program lists 16 scenes:

1. "With Humor, Everything Goes Twice as Well!" (Jetty Cantor, Lisl [sic] Frank, Esther Philipse, Mara Rosen, Otto Aurich) 
"Mit Humor geht alles noch mal so gut!" (Jetty Cantor, Lisl [sic] Frank, Esther Philipse, Mara Rosen, Otto Aurich)

2. Max Ehrlich - Franz Engel ["And Even if so - what's it got to do with Me?"]
Max Ehrlich - Franz Engel ["Und wenn schon - was geht mich das an?"]

3. Esther Philipse [The New Revue Star.]
Esther Philipse [Der neue Revuestar.]

4. Mara Rosen - Franz Engel ["Just Don't Get Married."]
Mara Rosen - Franz Engel ["Nur nicht heiraten."]

5. Lisl (sic) Frank ["Your Old Suit is Still Okay, Bobby."]
Lisl (sic) Frank [Dein alter Anzug ist noch gut, Bobby."]

6. Jetty Cantor ["I can't Wait for You My Boy.."]
Jetty Cantor ["Ich kann nicht auf dich warten, mein Junge.."]

7. Men in the Closet [Comedy in One Act.] (Mara Rosen, Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel, Otto Aurich)
Männer im Schrank [Schwank in einem Akt.] (Mara Rosen, Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel, Otto Aurich)
8. Lisl (sic) Frank ["Man the Beast."]
Lisl (sic) Frank [Die "Bestie Mann"].

9. Max Ehrlich - Franz Engel in ["Voices of the City" (In the Radio Studio)]
Max Ehrlich - Franz Engel in ["Stimmen der Grossstadt" (Im Radiostudio)]

10. The Dear Old Operettas (Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel, Otto Aurich, Mara Rosen)
Die lieben alten Operetten (Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel, Otto Aurich, Mara Rosen)


11. Jetty Cantor [Streetm Music]
Jetty Cantor [Strassenmusik]

12. Max Ehrlich - Otto Aurich [Insurance]
Max Ehrlich - Otto Aurich [Versicherung]

13. Liesl Frank - Otto Aurich [Window Dressing]
Liesl Frank - Otto Aurich [Schaufenster-Reklama]

14. Jokes Played
Gespielte Witze

15. a) Willy Rosen  at the Grand Piano
    with Esther Philipse
b) Erich Ziegler  at the Grand Piano
a) Willy Rosen am Flügel mit Esther
b) Erich Ziegler am Flügel
16. Authors' School [Comedy in One Act] (Otto Aurich), Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel)
Die Schule der Autoren [Schwank in einem Akt] (Otto Aurich, Max Ehrlich, Franz Engel)

The performers named in the
program are:

- Jetty Cantor
- Lisl (sic) Frank
- Esther Philipse
- Mara Rosen
- Otto Aurich
- Franz Engel
- Max Ehrlich
- Willy Rosen
- Erich Ziegler

Also named:

- Leo Kok


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