Persons of the Drama
YEKEL TCHAFTCHOVITCH, familiarly known as the “Uncle;” the owner of a brothel.
SARAH, his wife; formerly a prostitute.
RIFKELE, their daughter; a young girl of about seventeen.
HINDEL, first girl of the brothel; a girl of some thirty odd years, but much older in appearance.
MANKE, second girl; rather young.
REIZEL, third girl.
BASHA, a country lass, recently arrived.
SHLOYME, a procurer; Hindel's betrothed, a handsome chap of twenty-six.
REB ALI, a matchmaker; neighhor of the “Uncle.”
REB YANKEV, a pious Scribe.
A STRANGER, father of Rifkele's proposed husband.
A POOR WOMAN, blind in one eye.
Poor Men and Women of the neighborhood.
Time: The Present.
Place: One of the larger towns of a Russian province.