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AT THE THEATERS
BILLS OF THE WEEK
AUDITORIUMMinnie Maddern Piske and her Manhattan com-
pany in "Leah Kleschna," realistic drama, May 18, 19 and
20, with Saturday matinee.
METROPOLITAN"The Marriage of Kitty," semimusical com-
edy, starring Max Figman, May 14, 15, 16 and 17, with
Wednesday matinee.
"The Burgomaster," musical comedy, May 18, 19 and 20,
with Saturday matinee.
ORPHEUMClosing week of vaudeville season. Marguerite
Sylva as headliner. All the week with daily matinees.
BLTOURobert Fitzsimmons in "A Fight for Love," comedy
drama. All the week with matinees Sunday, Wednesday and
Saturday.
LYCEUMFerris Stock company in "Charley's Aunt," farce
comedy. All the week with matinees Sunday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
UNIQUEContinuous Vaudeville. Four performances daily at
2, 3:30, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Bill changes Monday.
DEWEYFulton's Jolly Grass Widows, burlesque. All the week
with daily matinees. Ladies' special performances Friday
afternoon and evening.
SCENE FROM MRS. FISKE'S PRODUCTION OF "LEAH KLESCHNA."
At the Auditorium May 18-20. The Characters in the Picture Are Impersonated by
Mrs. Fiske, Charles Cartwright, George Arllss and William B. Mack.
AuditoriumMrs. Piske in "Leah
Kleschna." Mrs. Fiske will bring her new Man
hattan company and her successful play
Leah Kleschna'' to the Auditorium on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday next
week, with a matiwee Saturday. The
engagement of this distinguished ac
tress, who has not visited the twin
cities in many years, is an event of the
highest importance-. She has in "Leah
Kleschna" the mpst notable success of
her career. It ran for five months at
Mrs. Fiske's New York theater, the
Manhattan, and it will be acted here by
the same cast that appeared in' New
York.
"Leah Kleschna" is a singularly
powerful drama, of modern life, with
scenes laid in Paris and near Neustadt,
Austria, at the present time. Mrs.
Fiske is seen in a role different from
any she has hitherto played. The
daughter of a noted criminal, Leah has
been trained as his assistant in thefts
of uncommon dimensions ?nd adroit
ness. Thev seem part of the routine
of life to her. One brings her face to
face with a manthe most distin
guished Frenchman of the hourwhom
she has admned from afar. He does
not arrest her, upbraid her or laugh at
hei. He is not even sentimental over
her. He simply understands her as
no one else has and sympathetically
TOUSPS the other and better woman that
is in her. In the end, that conquers
the more easily, when love enters. The
girl leaves her father and his associates
an'd goes back to the lettuce fields,
where her mother had labored, there to
find peace. There, too, she finds happi
ness, when the man who had awakened
Metropolitan"Marriage of Kitty."
"The Marriage of Kitty," a semi
musical comedy, which was one of the
few financial and artistic successes in
New York last season, will be presented
at the Metropolitan the first half of
next week.
The play is remarkable for its clean,
'effervescent humor and for its skil
lfully constructed complications, which
are of the mental rather than the phys
ical kind. There is no resort to thread
si bare devices like the slamming of
doors, mad pursuit of characters who
Ihide in wrong rooms, and other impos
sible places, nor the breaking of crock
ery. The play depends for its success
on its delightful comedy, witty dia
log ue and the skilful maneuvers of
Kitty to vanquish a feminine rival,
i Kitty is one of the most delightful
3.dramatic creations of the past decade.
.-[She is charmingly feminine, capricious
and whimsical, as evidenced by her
^coming to her guardian's office in Lon
5 don after the decease of her father,
aiwith all the wealth she possesse
MAX FIGMAN.
In "The Marriage of Kitty," at the Metropolitan, May 14-17.
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.wjfci
her moral sense comes to take her to his
home.
It is a fresh idea for a play, and one
worthy of Mis. Fiske's keen intelli
gence. Mrs. Fiske gives a superb studv
of the girl's automatically criminal na
ture, and denotes admirably the change
that comes with her moral awakening.
The psychological a3 well as the drama
tic side of the character are fully real
ized, and Mrs. Fiske's triumph as Leah
has been complete.
This personal success is all the more
notable since it shines out among the
brilliant performances of her associates.
The plav is rich in dramatic situations
and strong roles. No star within mem
ory has been surrounded by such
group of players as John Mason1,
Georga
Arhss, Charles Cartwright and William
B. Mack, Claus Bogel, Edward Donnel
ly, Monroe Salisbury, John Emerson,
Charles Terry, Fiank Eastwood, Emily
Stevens, Fernanda Eliscu, Mary Mad
dern, Gertrude Graham and the others
in the cast. The play was staged uU
der Mrs. Fiske's personal direction, an'd!
her methods dominate. The settings of
the first and fourth acts show the home
of the Kleschna's, typical Paris lodg
ings. The second and third acts pic
ture Sylvame 's mansion at Saint Cloud.
The scene is a richly appointed library,
pure French renaissance in architecture
and furnishing. The fifth act, most
important of the play from a scenic
standpoint, reveals a vista of lettuce
fields steeped in sunshine, with the fore
ground shaded by a grove of apple
trees.
The sale of seats will open Monday at
the Metropolitan Music gtore, Minne
apolis, and the Dyers Music store, St.
Paul.
Mrs. Fiske will not appear in St.
Paul, as no theater there is open to her.
handbag, asking for work. Every line
of business suggested is rejected on
some whimsical pretext or another. She
refuses to be a lady journalist because
she would have to praise other wom
en's frocks: a manicurist, because she
has seen "The Gay Lord Quex": a
typewriter, because it would spoil her
fingers a saleslady, because she would
have to stand up all day a bookkeeper,
because she would have to sit down
all day an actress, because she would
have to let somebody kiss her whom
she did not like, and have to sit up
Jate a governess, because she would
have to look after other people's chil
dren.
Max Figman, a famous light come
dian, who has delighted thousands by
his drolleries, plays the part of Sir
Reginald Belsize, whom Kitty marries
and plagues with her capriciousness.
Max Figman appeared as co-star with
Sadie Martinot in. "The Passport,"
and last season gave a remarkable
characterization of Assessor Brock with
Metropolitan'' The Burgomaster.''
The first and perhaps the most bril
liant of the Pixley & Luders' musical
comedy successes, "The Burgomaster,"
will be seen at the Metropolitan for
half a week beginning next Thursday
night. Altho "The Burgomaster" was
the first work of these authors to be pro
duced, it was written after "King
Dodo.'' Pixley was an aspiring Chicago
newspaper man, while Gustav Luders
was the leader of the Schiller theater
orchestra. He was impecunious but full
of ambition. The Schiller theater, later
the Dearborn and now known as the
Garrick, was looking for a summer pro
duction and nothing could be found to
fill in a three weeks' gap. At the
psychological moment Pixley and Lu
ders came forward with "The Burgo
master" and "King Dodo," and the
former was chosen, the management
having in reality little idea that it
would prove successful. That "the
best laid plansof mice and men aft gang
aglee" was demonstrated bv the fact
that "The Burgomaster" jumped int)
immediate popularity, ran all summer
there, and was sent out on the road
while another company was organized
to produce the piece in New York.
For two years two companies were seen
in this charming light opera without a
Mrs. Fiske in Ibsen's "Hedta Gab-Newsboy's Appeal,'/ is'played by W%
liam J. Sullivan andi.Clarice Pasquelena,
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.?
RUTH WHITE.
Prima Donna of "The Burgomaster," at the Metropolitan May 18-21.
break winter and summer. The music of
the piece is responsible for its immense
success. It is light and catchy. The
story is too well known to need repeti
tion. It is stated that the production
this year is the most elaborate the tune
ful musical comedy has ever had. The
piece was taken to San Francisco and on
the Pacific coast for the first time this
season,where it repeated its eastern suc
cesses. The costuming is new and the
cast a notable one. The company is
headed by Oscar L. Figman, one of the
most prominent of the younger come
dians of the day, and bv Ruth White.
Mr. Figman has made a distinct success
of the character of Peter Stuyvesant,
the good natured burgomaster of New
Amsterdam, whose motto in life is,
"Never let yourself get woiried just
keep cool.'' Euth White, 'one of the
best light opera prima donnas in the
country, will be seen as Willie Van
Astorbilt, the gilded New York youth
who essays to show the burgomaster,
and Doodle,'' his secretary, a glimpse
of metropolitan New York. Others in
the large cast are Charles Sharp. Oscar
Ragland, Fred Bailev, George McKis
sock, R. J. Moye, Louise Brackett, Etta
Lund. Kitty Aylward, Mae Franklin,
and the Sisters Lockhart. The company
numbers sixty people.
MARQUERITA SYLVA.
OrpheumClosing Week.
With the final week of the Orpheum's
season there will come one of the big
gest bills, headed by one of the biggest
stars, of the season. Having succeeded
in pleasing the public for nearly thirty
weeks, the Orpheum management pro
poses to wind up its first season's ef
forts with so excellent an assemblage
of talent as to leave its friends eager
for the reopening next fall.
Marguerita Sylva, most interesting of
light opera singers, will head the bill.
For several seasons Miss Sylva has been
adding to her local popularity by suc
cessful appearances in "The Fortune
Teller," "Princess Chic," "The Stroll
ers" and "Erminie" until her beauty
of face, perfection of figure and bril
liancy orS^oice are topics of household
discussion
Marguerita Sylya's position in vaude
ville is unusual ih\that she is one of
those who have gained fame on the
operatic stage, and have elected to
abandon it for vaudeville when at the
threshold of her operatic career. Natur
ally, her rewards, material and artistic,
have been great. Miss Sylva is ap
pearing in a scene from "Faust," sing
ing both the Siebel music and the Jewel
Song of Marguerite. The dual role thus
assumed gives her excellent opportunity
for change of costume, and she is said to
look "stunning" and to sing beauti
fully.
There will also appear Bertha Waltz
Inger of Bostonian and "Florodora"
fame. She has appeared here, heavily
featured* in these companies and with
Jefferson De Angelis and DeWolf Hop
per. She is appearing in vaudeville
with/ George C. Boniface, Jr., the orig
inal Jones in "What Happened to
Jones," and the creator of many com
edy roles. Their vehicle is a skit called
"The Medicine Man."
George W. Day does a monolog "in
cork." Hurd is master of the "black
hand" and untier of the Gordian knot.
^Hennings, Lewis and Hennings appear
in a condensed musical comedy. A
Bowery character study, called "The
Famous Operatic Star Who Headlines the Orpheum Bill Next Week.
Mr. Sullivan has a peculiarly soft and
pleasing tenor voice, while Miss Pas
quelena's portrayal of the East Side
New York girl "is as vital as a snap
shot and no end funny.''
An extra attraction is the Okabe fam
ily of eight Japanese acrobats. Among
them is Miss Sute Okabe, the only wom
an in the world to accomplish the feat
of shoulder balancing. The elaborate
costumes worn by the aggregation are
valued at $12,000.
Lyceum"Charley's Aunt." -V
For the first time since Eva Taylor
and Lawrence Grattan have been with
the Ferris Stock company, a week will
be given to faree comedy. The famous
farce. Charley's "Aunt," has been se
lected as the medium thru which to in
troduce the new members in lighter
vein. The plays presented since Miss
Taylor advent as leading woman, have
all shown her %s %h jfomaErtftc/l emo**
tional girl, with flashes of merriment,
drollery or mischief lighting the char
acters.
Of the difficult work of evoking an
illusion of reality from diaphanous non
sense, Miss Taylor is Baid to be past
mistress. Boston, Pittsburg and Mil
waukee were delighted by the spon
taneous, sparkling gaiety of her farce
comedy. One review says:
"Miss Eva Taylor, who has made a
deep impression here by the deep
artistic quality of her acting in emo
tional and romantic parts, surprised and
delighted a large audience last evening
by the rollicking jollity and pure, dainty
fun which she sent across the footlights
to come rippling back in waves of in
cessant laughter. Her performance was
the last touch needed to stamp her a
dramatic artist of the truest and most
versatile type
The part which carries the greatest
responsibility for the success of
"Charley's Aunt" is that of Lord Fan
court Babberly, who -undertakes the
ridiculous task of masquerading as an
elderly aunt of his college friend,
Charley Wykeham, and chaperoning two
young women who come down to Ox
ford to take luncheon with their student
friends. This part will be played by
Lawrence Grattan, who, like Miss Tay
lor, has not yet been seen in a purely
farcical role at the Lyceum, but whose
work in this difficult line is most en
thusiastically commended wherever he
has appeared.
"Charley's Aunt" will also be the
medium of introduction of a new mem
ber of the company, Kate Woods Fiske,
the clever woman whose character work
with the Thanhouser Stock company in
Milwaukee gained her a popularity
which kept her in that company for
more than four years. She and Miss
Taylor formerly were together in the
Thanhouser company, and the advan
tage of that association will be reaped
by Lyceum patrons in the mutual sym
pathy and certainty it givesto the art
ists concerned.
Miss Fiske will plav the capital char
acter part of Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez
of Brazil, the genuine Charley's aunt.
Dewey"Jolly Grass Widows."
Another excellent bill is promised the
patrons of the Dewey theater, commenc
ing Sunday afternoon when the Fulton
Extravaganza and Vaudeville company,
introducing the "Jolly Grass Widows"
will be seen. This is one of the best
known, burlesque shows and its meri
orious performances have always drawn.'
crowded houses. The show for the
y*V *TV f'?'""""
MLLE. JEANETTE GTTICHAED,
With Fulton's Jolly Grass Widows at
the Dewey Next Week.
*4,"''-
present season is stronger than ever,
and three hours of solid laughter and
amusemi nt is the guarantee offered by
its managers. The opening burlesque
is known as "The Matiimonial Club,"
an' adaptation fiom the Freneh, which is
filled with moie laugh-making material
and situations than any other play here
tofore presented on the stage. Its come
dy, while of the most attractive kind,
is free from coarseness and thoroly en
joyable. The chorus is a novel one,
consisting of a platoon of graceful
youngsters, who are most active on their
feet in- executing the different move
ments of the intricate marches, and are
the most interesting figure of the entire
entertainment. In the olio section are
Snitz Moore and Charles Burkhardt, the
droll German and ihe matchless He
brew Carleton and Tcrre, two great vo
cal comedians Gruet and Gruet, black
faced humorists Mullen and Correlli,
extravagant acrobats Jeanette Gui
chard, a statuesque beauty and clever
all-round actress and singer Tillie
Storke and May Yuir, the happiest of
soubrettes. The closing burlesque is the
most spicy and sportive of comedies.
For everv minute there is a hearty
laugh, the plot being the funniest imag
inable. Moire and Burkhardt have an
opportunity in this that seldom falls
to the average comedian, and never for
a moment do thev allow the action' to
lag or the laughs to cease. The scene
where the two have an experience with
the bookmaker on the lacetrack will
linger long in the memory of
thchoiu-
jtt 'f''"-
in A BijouRobert Fitzsimmons
Fight for Love."
A Fight for Love," the attraction
booked to open at the Biiou tomorrow
afternoon for a week serves to intro
duce two novel, and at the same time,
new stars to the world of dramatic art.
The new comers are Robert Fitzsim
mons, who for the past twenty-seven
years has been looked upon as the pub
lic's fistic idol, and dainty Julia May
Gifford, who is accredited with being
the cleverest of present-time emotional
actresses. Aside from being gifted
with rare stage magnetism, Miss Gif
ford is said to possess the best taste
imaginable in gowning herself. The
costumes in which she is appearing in
A Fight for Love" and the grace
with which she exhibits them have at
tracted the attention of dramatic
critics, none of whom can refrain from
commenting upon her gorgeous stage
appearance. In addition to Miss Gif
ford, Mr. Fitzsimmons has surrounded
himself with a select company of play
ers, and A Fight for Love" has fre
quently been marked by critics as the
best comedy drama en tour.
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dience. In songs with specia1
accompaniment, there is "Lule" led by
Jeanette Guiehard, "Billy" led by
May Yuir, and "Emerald" by Dora
Denton.
UniqueContinuous Vaudeville.
The management of the Unique thea
ter considers that it has been unusually
fortunate with its booking for the com
ing week. Herbert B. Chesley and com
pany, who present a dramatic playlet,
have been secured as headliners. "Mr.
Chesley enjoys a reputation as a re
markably clever actor, and his sketch
has been highly praised on the eastern
vaudeville circuits.
Conser's dog circus is a feature that
will please the juveniles. It is said to
be a canine performance par excellence.
Artistic novelties will be furnished by
HEKBEBT B. CHESLEY,
Who Appears at the Unique Next Week
in the Playlet, "The Third 2
S Generation i*
t.Tss f*\/-
the Trillers and John Budzileni. The
former call themselves "rag artists,"
as they make up pictures from bits of
cloth. The contents of a ragbag will
be made to form, at their hands, pic
turesque landscapes and marine views.
Budzileni is a comedy cartoonist, said
to be exceedingly clever with the
crayons. Carl W. Sanderson, a trick
pianist and monologist, comes indorsed
Mrs. Fiske Wins Prima
Despite TheatHcal Triist
When Minnie Maddern last played in
Minneapolis, about fifteen years ago, at
what is now the Lyceum theater, she
was a slender and rather angular young
woman with much taleh't in the rough,
and a crown of gloriouB red hair. Since
then she has developed amazingly, and
now is regarded as one of the greatest
personalities on the American stage.
She was born to her calling and tne
story of her career as an actress is the
story of her life. When she was three
years old ste played as the Duke of
ork in "Richard III" an'd except for
a few years of retirement has been act
ing almost continuously ever since.
There never was any doubt about Mrs.
Fiske's talent, tho there was a period
when she passed unnoticed amid the
throng. Mrs. Fiske was never so much
in the public eye as at present. She
has achieved the greatest success of her
career in C. M. S. McLellan's drama,
"Leah Kleschna," which received the
unanimous indorsement of the New
York press, and for five months crowded
her New York theater, the Manhattan,
with enthusiastic audiences. Besides
this, Mrs. Fiske has established a per
manent dramatic company of high
merit that has been likened to the Come
die Francaise and other famous Euro
pean companies.
Mrs. Fiske's rise is all the more note
worthy because it has been accom
plished in the face of the opposition
of the "theatrical trust," which con
trols nearly all the first-class theaters
in the country. Because she does not
play in the "trust" theaters, the
twin cities have been closed to Mrs.
Fiske until the opening of the n'ew Au
ditorium. Mrs. Fiske has been inde
pendent of the trust'' since its forma
tion nine years ago, and is the only
star of prominence who has been un
swerving ra? her independence. Other
players who were her allies have suc
cumbed to the syndicate. Mrs. Fiske
has been true to her principles, playing,
where she was barred from the first
From the outset it was evident that
modern vaudeville had long been in de
mand, and that the public was Inore
than willing to pay a modest price for
an afternoon or evening of such enter
tainment. After the first four weeks
the announcement, "sold out," became
modified until it wa? possible to get
good seats without engaging them two
wpeks advance, and since then the
Orpheum has kept on the even tenor of
its way, supplying a satisfied public
with a high class of variety entertain
ment, so generally free from bad spots
that no man might lustly complain that
he didn't "get his money's worth."
In addition to absolute uniformity of
prices, the Orpheum has maintained uni
form excellence of its offerings. Of the
thirty different vaudeville bills pre
sented, not over two have been below
standard, several have left a lasting
impression upon the great throng that
has the vaudeville havit. Seventh
street, under the new stimulus, has de
veloped from a crosscut" to a thoro
fare.
While the vaudeville habit has been
fiercely attacked as "*heap, "in
artistic" and even "vulgar." a brief
scanning of the features which the Or
pheum has presented leads to the con
clusion that something substantial has
been given to the public at a modest
price.
as a laugh winner. The vocal numbers
will be furnished by Sadie Gart, a
fetching soubrette, and little Irene Ma
son, whose singing of illustrated songs
never fails to please. The "Trials of
an Automobilist" will be featured in
the exhibit of motion pictures. The
bill is changed with Monday after
noon's performances. The entertain
ers, holding over Sunday, are giving
good satisfaction. Certain changes and
eliminations have greatly improved the
bill presented earlier in the week.
UNDERLINES
MetropolitanGrace Van Studdiford,
leading American prima donna, will ap
pear in the title role of that impressive
romantic opera, "Red Feather," June
11. The piece was written especially for
Miss Van Studdiford and differs from
the average comic opera in that the
music is of a considerably higher order.
The chorus as well as the vocal solos
are of a distinctly superior qualitv.
The unique spectacle of a plot in light
opera actually carried to a logical con
I elusion, is a feature. Miss Van Stud
diford interprets the dual role of the
bandit and the countess with excep
tional ability. She is possessed of a
glorious soprano voice of grand opera
caliber.
The season will close with the engage
ment of E. H. Sothern and Julia Mar
lowe, who will appear for half a week
beginning Thursday, June 15, in a reper
tory of Shaksperean plays.
BijouPicturesque highwaymen al
ways form good subjects for the drama.
This is why "The James Boys in Mis
souri," which is to appear shortly, has
made such a record. The author chose
incidents from the lives of these noted
bandits with rare skill and with, the
striking stage setting for the play, this
play is heralded as the treat of the
UniqueHeclow and Wheeler, said to
be one of the best sister song and dance
teams on the vaudeville stage: John H.
Murtha, musical comedian, and Bessie
Baus, a soubrette, all unusually clever
entertainers, are coming.
Carey Cement Roofing better than
metal or tar and gravel. See W. S.
Not* Co.. T_eL 378,
players but to
dience.
In the first tei
Minnie Maddern
role that figured 1:
class theaters iiTse^d^s theaters, & ^%T^\g^ i^hal
line, along which her finest work was
even halls. In this time she has
brought forth many successful plays,
and has made steady progress in her
art. She has built up a repertory with
out parallel for worth and variety. She
has been the leader in the advancement
of stage art in' America.
Mrs. Fiske was born in New Orleans
39 years ago. Her maiden name was
Minnie Augusta Davey. Her father,
Thomas Davey, was a well known man
ager. Her mother, Lizzie Maddern, was
a versatile actress and an accomplished
musician. She came of a musical fam
ily, her father, Richard Maddern, an
English musician, having come to this
country and organized a traveling con
cert company composed of his own
children.
Mrs. Fiske made her first appearance
in somewhat impromptu fashion when
still a babv. She had been left in the
wings in charge of the nurse while her
mother went on. Eluding the guar
dian, the child toddled onto the stage
The Orpheum9s
The announcement that the Orpheum
theater will close for the season next
Saturday night calls attention to the
finish of one of the most momentous
seasons in the historv of the local
amusement business. The introduction
ot high-class vaudeville to a public
which has been supplied with only the
"legitimat e" forms of theatrical en
tertainment since it began to sit up and
take notice was an event, the import
ance of which has become recognized as
the season has advanced.
delight of the au-
years of her life
layed every child's
i the drama of that
day, and this was *,a wide range, from
the ill-fated children of Shakspere
down to Little Eva. Long before she
wore long dresses off the stage she as
sumed them in the theater, and before
attaining her fourteenth year she had
even acted old women's parts, such as
the Widow Melnotte in the "Lady of
Lyons.''
Her education, however, was not neg
lected. She was a pupil in French and
convent schools in St. Louis, New Or
leans, Cincinnati and Montreal. Her
studies were carefully supervised by
her mother, a woman of broad eulture.
At 16 Minnie Maddern began her
career as a star. She appeared first in.
a play called "Fogg's Ferry," at the
Park theater, New* York, on May 20,
1882. She toured at the hea^ of her
own company and won much success in
such plays as "Caprice," "Feather
brain" and "In Spite of All." Few
who saw her fascinating performance
of "Caprice" will forget it, or forget
the way she sang and made famous the
song, "In the Gloaming."
In 1890, Miss Maddern was married
to the editor of the New York Mirror,
Harrison Grey Fiske, when she retired
from the stage and for a few years
dropped almost wholly out of sight.
The beginning of 1903-4 found her again
before the footlights, her first role be
ing the notable one of Nora in Ibsen's
A Doll's House."
Beside this plav, she used on her
first tour, "Cesarine," "Divorcons,"
and "The Queen of Liars."~ Tho this
season was not so fortunate pecuniarily
as those that followed, Mrs. Fiske was
more than compensated by the unmis
takable artistic success of her under
taking. She wanted plays that were
fresh, unhackneyed, that went below
the surface of things, and that showed
delicacy and strength of characteriza-
possible, and which was destined to
bring success, financial as well as artis
tic. Her splendid success in "Tess
of the D'Urbervilles" was an
other vindication. Following this,
she produced "Love Finds the
Way," A Bit of Old Chelsea,"
"Magda," "Frou-Frou," and "Little
Italy." Her production of "Becky
Sharp," in 1899, was an even more im
portant success. 'It was long Mrs.
Fiske's desire to enact Beckv, and her
triumph was another proof of the sure\
ness of her intuition. Further evidences
came in her successes in "Mary of
Magdala" and "Hedda Gabler,'' the
choice of which was marked by the in
dependence, artistic appreciation, and
ambition that characterized her historv.
Mrs. Fiske is her own stage manager,
and personally directs all her produc
tions. While expert in the technique
of the theater, she is not bound bv
tradition and aims always at natural-
straight into the arms of her mother ness and studiously shuns the merely
to the temporary confusion of the theatrical
First
Season a Triumph
There were Valerie Bergere, Mary
Norman, the three Dumonds, Jessie
Bartlett Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Sidnev
Drew, Homer B. Mason and Marguerite
Keelei, Eva Williams and Jac Tucker,
Mabel McKinlev, "The Girl with the
Auburn Hair," Clayton White and Ma
rie Stuart, Lydia Yeamans-Titus, Wi
nona Shannon, Will Cressy and Blanche
Davne. Mme. Slapofski, May Yokes,
Emmett Corrigan, Willy Zimmermann,
Wvnne Winslow, Augusta Glose, Pow
ell's marionettes, Mabelle Adams, John
C. Rice and Sallv Cohennames whos^
mention will recall many pleasant mo
ments.
In the acrobatic line could be men
tioned the Nelson family, the four
Bards, Reed and Shaw, Delmore and
Lee and the Bedouin Arabs.
Then there have been the usual run
of variety sketches, monologists and
animal acts, musical acts and mechani
cal triumphs, such as Powell's marion
ettes.
The Orpheum even invaded the pure
ly educational field and brought oa
Professor Rugg of the University of
Illinois with his illustrations of liquid
air. It has run the gamut of proper
entertainment, and, if any objection
able word or deed has crept in, that
word or deed has been suddenly "cut
out."
The Orpheum has made many friends.
Tt made friends with those interested
in the city's welfare because the erec
tion of one of the finest theaters in
the country is a notable addition to the
attractions of any city it made friends
with real estate folk because $300,000
invested in one spot is not to be sneezed
at it made friends with the amuse
ment-seeking public for affording a
place where it may be amused at mini
mum expense.
Thousands will await with interest
the_reopening_of the theater Aug. 20.
CIRCUMVENT SPECULATORS
Auditorium Management Prints Prices
on Fiske Tickets.
The preliminary' sale of tickets for
the engagement of Mrs. Fiske and the
Manhattan company at the Auditorium
the last three nights of next w,eek will
begin Monday morning at the Metro
politan music store, this city, and at
Dyer Brothers in St. Paul. The Fiske
management has found it necessary to
adopt stringent methods to discourage
speculators, who buy up blocks of tick
ets and double the prices. As a pro
tection to the local public, the Audi
torium management has hit upon a
scheme to circumvent speculators. The
prices for Mrs. Fiske will range from
50 cents to $2. Everv seat will have
a numbered coupon and each bit of
pasteboard will have the price plainly
Eoped
rinted thereon. In this way it is
to thwart those who plan to buy
up seats and then attach a premium to
them.
FINE ARTS' RECEPTION
Students and Faculty of School Will Re
ceive Friends.
The annual reception by the stu
dents and faculty of the Minneapo
lis School of Fine Arts and the
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts to the
friends of the pupils of the school will be
given this evening in the picture
gallery and art schoolrooms of the Public
Library building. The winners of the prize
of the year will be announced. An exhibi
tion of students* work will be shown and
will continue on view thru next week.
Wisconsin Central Railway Summer
Rate Bulletin.
Savannah, Ga.Tickets on sale Mar
13 to 14, one fare plus $2 round trip.
St. Louis, Mo.Tickets on sale May 13,
22, one fare plus 50 cents round trip.
Milwaukee, Wis.June 16, 19 inc., one
fare plus 50 cents round trip.
Toronto, Ont.June 18, 19, 21, 22, one
fare plus $2 round trip.
Baltimore, Md.July 1, 3 inc., one fare
plus $2 round trip.
For full particulars call or address V.
Russell, C. P. & T. A., 230 Nicollet
avenue, Minneapolis.

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