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Cook, Alice Hanson / Bavarian trade union youth
([1950])

Amateur nights and theatricals,   p. 18 PDF (265.0 KB)


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AMATEUR NIGHTS AND THEATRICALS
The "Union Sparrows" (Gewerkschaftsspatzen) in Augsburg is a
group of union youth who have written a variety show which has
been shown more than 50 times throughout Bavaria. It has been
used for entertainment, raising money, recruiting new members
to the youth groups, and for setting up youth sections in new
communities. A second show is now in production.
Week-ends, camps, and short-term schools always put an amateur
night on the program. Frequently half the audience has participated
before the evening is over. Those I saw were presided over by
a master of ceremonies who was not the group leader but who kept
a lively program going for more than an hour.
Christmas programs and other festivals in the factories and union
halls are all planned and carried through by members of the groups.


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