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TltB WASHINGTON TIMES, -SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
SECOND WEEK FUH
SOTttERN AND HIS
Arrangement of Plays for
,'Nekt.Slx Days Shows .
The second mnd lust week of B. H.
Sothern and Jalla. Marlowe at the Be
lasoo Theater will nee the following ar
rangement of plajrs: Monday, I'Tamlng
of the Shrew;" - Tuesday, "The Mer
chant of Venice;" Wedneida "Much
Ado About Nothing;" Thursday, "Mao
beth;;' Friday, "Romeo, and Juliet;"
Saturday matinee, "Twelfth Night;"
Saturday night. Hamlet"
Mr. 8otbem and Miss Marlowe have
been received at the Belaaco with the
customary en tliualasm, and have drawn
crowded houses during the oast week.
a condition which la bound, to continue
unui me close or tneir engagement,
notwHbitandlng that they hare doubled
the time formerly accorded to thla city,
No other playera awake the 'pleasant
anticipation created by theae two, and
few othera fulnil all advanco promliea
Reviral Ii Noteworthy.
The revival of "Much Ado About
Nothing" haa been a happy event Tho
comedy, filled with delightful humor
and nimble w It, la one. of the moat cap
tivating of the Shakespearean works.
and at tho aame time a most effective
medium for the exploitation of the
comedy guts or the two atara.
Aaaln. It nuta them on An cmua! font
ing In their appeal for the favor of tho
uwuicnccB. mo roies ox ueneaicK ana
Beatrice being evenly balanced In re.
fftrd to dramatic values.
Mr. Sothern la the (lnlahed comedian
In tho former role. Miss Marlowo
radiant In the latter while both rise
?upcrbly to the gieat scene In the
Ten Plays In Prospect.
Tho comedy la staged magnificently,
and Is a most valuable addition to in
already generous repertoire. In thla
connection It la Intcrertlng to note that
Mr. Sothern and Miss Marlowe are
preparing for next season a production
of "Measure for Jlutsnre." and they
may also present "Othello." They will
then hme a scales of ten Shakespearean
plays In constant like.
"The Confession" will bo seen at the
Academy all thla week with the usual
matinees, after a long and successful
engagement at the BIJou Theater, In
New York. "The Confession" uses In
its theme life's most vital subjects, tell.
Ing a story that Is consistent, Interest
ing and with a strong uplift. A priest,
a mother, a svv eethi-art, an Innocent
man condemned to death ore among the
central injures of this play of today. It
la claimed that no more absorbing
tragedy haa ever been conceived, nor
greater stage picture and lesson ever
The locale of the play Is placed at
Gloucester, Mass The scenes depicted
are the rectory of "Our Lady of Mercy
Church," Gloucester, the preliminary
court room, Gloucester, the prison at
Chartestown, Mass . and the governor's
office at Iloston. The time of the play
la the present There Is a very pretty
love story, and a vein of comedy run
ing through the play .that relieves Itj
Several weeks ago the Thrco Bohem
ians, with their violin, harp-guitar and
plano-accordlon, uroused enthusiasm In
Cosmos Theater audiences at every per
formance. One Is a line singer, another
a violin virtuoso and the third, with
his plano-accordlon of rich and power
ful tone, plajs grand opera ns If on a
grand orgun. This trio will be heard
again this week at the Cqsmos.
Five other acta of exceptional quality
are promised In the Starneroa, renown
ed aa expert plate spinners and balanc
ing performers; The two Musical Maids,
a number of musical excellence In violin
and planu selections; the Four Lublns.
a mixed quartet of singers .and dancers;
Irano Hanson and compan j , In a laugh
able playlet, "A Business Proposal,"
and Morrell and Jeager In a novel offer
ing of song. The Pathe Weekly Review
of events will head the motion pictures.
One of the attractions promised In
the Casino Theater bill this week la
Fanny FonUullcr in a musical off cl
ing on the swinging wire, a new thing
In Washington vaudcv 111c. Another will
be Quick, the cartoonist. In comic de
lineations cruvoncd In full lew or tho
audience. Grosjcan nnd Maurer will
prrsent "tho long and short of It" In
a European novelty of song and amus
Blllte and Esther Young, "the Dres
den -Dolli," will offer an elite slstsr
number In song, and Howard and
Walsh a duologue of song and dic
tionary. The Stern Brothers aro prom
ised In a horizontal bar act. with Inter
woven cpmedy of the nonsensical ol
der, and the motion picture, plays will
be fully up to the Casino standard.
Manager Peck announces as tho at
traction at the Gucty this Week Dao
Marlon and his Dreamland Burleaquers,
the musical comedy organization which
broke the records at this season last
season. Mr. Marlon Is the head of a
cast of fifty-two fun-makers who will
appear In the atar'a own musical come
dy, "Pousse Cafe," for which he has
written twentv-lhe hlg song hits
Mr. Morion Is familiar to all burlesque
patrons as tho creator of the unique
comedy character. Snuffy, tho cabman.
He will assume thin familiar role In ad
dition to other character parts a pri
vate secretary and a aneak thief. Aa
Ida leading support Mlaa Agnea Hehlcr
la an attractive and vocally proficient
prima donnn. To Miss Itchier goes tha
credit for designing the artistic cos
tumes vvnrn by the chorus of thirty
girls. Mr. Marlon's dialogue for tho
second half af the show Is hilariously
funny, and he has a number of assist
ant funmakcrs who gle him every op
portunity to appear at his best.
"Dante's Daughtera" la the name
given the cohort of pretty glrla who
will support Gladys Beirs, J. Theodore
Murphy, and nalph Ash In a burlesque
at the Lyceum thli week. The bur
lesque Is divided Into two parts, the
flut of which, qnt.llled 'Tho Three
Brown Hals," being based on Hie old
theme, or mistaken Identity and the sub
The latter pnrt of the burlesque Is
callid ' The Trial of Mile. Plfl."
The olio ucls are representative of
the lest t vaudevlllo market affords.
An ndrleH feature Is "Visions of Ve.
nils," in classic poses by fifteen maid-ana.
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TO BE PRODUCTION
. AT THE. NATIONAL
Alexander Carr and Sophie
Tucker Head Big
The right thing at tho right time Just
about expresses tho announcement ot
the coming of "Loulalnna Lou" to tha
National Theater this week. Theatergo
er aro hungrv for audi a show as all
0! counts uould Imply Is waiting tor
them In this rapid-lire musical comedy
that cornea direct from a year's run In
Chicago and a tremendous hit In the
other Western cities it has visited on
its nay East. At tho La Salle Opera
House, Chicago, where It was produced,
this piece" hung up a new record for
consecutive performances In that city,
3M being the number of Its presenta
tions there before It went on the road
with the original company and produc
Start Lead Company.
If the singers and comedians In the
cast bo any criterion of the merit of
"Louisiana Lou,' Its tremendous vogue
In the West is easily understood. Alex
tinder Carr and Kophle Tucker head the
list of principals. These two names
alono assure theatergoers of an eva
ntng'a unlimited pleasure.
.Mr. Carr Is recognised as the most
brilliant singing and character comedian
of the day Miss Tucker mjoys the
iinlijue title, "Tim Mary Gurden or
IMRtlme." Other familiar names In the
cast uru Ham Ilanlou. Helena Saling
er, Robert O'Connor. Besale Do Vole,
Lester Crawford, ICleanor Henry and
Costumes Are Rich.
The book of "Louisiana Lou" Is from
the pen of Addison Burkhordt and
Frederick Donaghey and the music by
clcer lien M. Jerome, a master of
waltz song melody and ragtime rh)thm.
The costumes are said to be resplend
tntly rich and the stage settings lavish
l picturesque, one representing thn old
J-rench Quarter In New Orleans and the
other a rice plantation on the Mississip
pi. A dainty love story runs through
tile two acts, ncawng
comedy and musical dhertlssements In
to a harmonious und colorful stngo lab
ile. The choius Is said to be the Pret
tlibt and most ugllo ever sent out of
Horace Wright and- Rene Dietrich,
local favorites, are engaged for Christ
mas week at Chase's.
J. IC Hackett in "A Grain of Dust"
and "Milestones" are among thes latest
bookings for the Columbia,
"It Happened in Topeka," It the name
of the new comedy In which Dlgb'y Deli
will head the bill at Chaos's Christmas
Ethel .Wlnthrop, a member of the
"Blackbirds" company, was Sol Smith
Russell's leading woman for several
Clara Butt and Kennerley Rumford
will be among the January musical at
tractions. T. Arthur Smith Is handling
The Flonialey Quartet will give Its
nrst Recital of the aeason In thla city
Januaiy 11, under the direction ot T.
H. B. Warner, who la starring Jointly
with Laura Hope Crewa In "Blackbirds,'
Is beat known to playgoers aa the star
of "Alias Jimmy Valentine."
Dainty Miss Tempest, late of Tempest
and Sunshine, aided bv ten metrooolltan
alnging and dancing players, win
on a big act 'at Chase's Mew
Burton Holmes Is going to the Phil
ippine Islands during the coming sum
mer, and will make the archipelago the
subject of one, of his travelogues next
"The Olrl of My Dreams," which
comes to the Columbia Theater Christ
mas week. Is said to be the prettiest
and sweetest Christmas entertainment
"The Shepherd of the Hills." Harold
Bell Wright's novel, which holds the
record for being the largest-selling
American woik of notion, has been
mado Into a play.
Ysie. tho Iollnlst who appears here
on Friday, bv a curious coincidence.
will aspear nn the aame day, hour and
Place as he did on his appearance here
eight years ago.
Before he became a burlesque star
and producer, Dave Marlon was asso
ciated with Wher nnd nelds. Now he
owns the "Dreamland Burlesquer,"
coming to the Gaycty this week.
Madame Schumann-Hclnk will be the
soloist at the next concert ot the Phil-
runs through ' narmonic Bocieiy or new xorx at me
together the I New National Theater Tuesday after-
iiouiHcs tlmt he has secured Elbert
Bessie Do Vole, who will be seen In I Hubbard, the Philistine, and rounder
the "Louisiana Lou" cast. Is not a ' of the Rojcrortors, hast Aurora, Y.,
stranger In Washington, as she has Jo lecture. Mr. Hubbanl will talk on
been In nudevllle for ecral seasons ,, Romance and Business" gald to bo
and has also been In a number of lm-. ,,Ih la,et "'"1 mo"t brilliant platform
noon, January It, at-4:30 o'clock.
When Vleuxtcmps died and hla body
was brought to Vetiers. his birthplace,
Ysa carried In the procession the vio
lin and bow of the lrtuoso on a black
ehet cushion fringed with silver.
v entertain-1 T. Arthur Smith is concluding nego-
menta nt Polt'a Manager Thatcher an-! tlatlons with the manager of tha Mln-
Poll Sunday Concert.
For the first of the Sunday entertain.
lieaDolls orchestra to bring that or'
sanitation to hls city Irr January for
a Sunday evening at the National Thea
ter. The first scene of "Pousse Cafe." the
most recent of Dave Marlon's burlesque
am A&Aaa A4aa a Aasa a a
tit the Oayety this week, runs fo?7n
hour and, twenty minutes with n"
cessation In songs or dances. ,
Chase Vis negotiating will Al. Jolson.
who was practically "'the whole show"
with "The Whirl ot Society," which is
about to close. Jolson and Miss Urlce
are credited with whatever drawing
power theattractlon possessed.
New York Js putting its head off about
an incog, prima donna, programed Mm.
ply as "Madame?" at one of the lead
ing vaudeville theaters. It Is said that
the great artiste, behind the mask she
wears. Is no other than Nordics,
Sim Williams will offer "The Olrls
from Joyland" at the Lyceum next
wek. The first ot the two comedies Is
"Flirting Flora" and the second "Thu
Rich Happy Heinle." both from the pen
of Henry L. Cooper, who la also the
star of both productions.
January U will open the Fourteenth
anniversary week at Chase's and great
preparations are being made for Its cele
bration. Every act on the bill will bo
a star feature and every presentation
a premiere In Washington, the manage
"Blackbirds" will be Henry Milter's
seventh production of a new play In
Washington. "The Rainbow,'' "Tho
Havoc," "The servant In tho House,"
"The Great Divide." "The Only Way,"
and "Heartsease" all had their metro
politan premiers in the National Capi
tal. And It la an Interesting fact that
the six forehunners of "Blackbirds"
"The General's Grandson." by Ben C,
Mason, was given at a benefit at Oon
taga College Hall, the night of Decem
ber t. Mr. Mason Is an old-timer, and
has written several sketches now ap
pearing on the vaudeville stage. "Uix
by's Baby," the act of Henry James, a
member of the Columbia Players of this
city, which appeared at Chases this
aeason, Is one of Mr. Mason's sketches.
Dave Marlon, star of "The Dream
land BurleBquers' Is een a greater
monopoly on his entertainments than
George M. Cohan, with a Cohan show.
IJko Mr. Cohan. Marlon is his ovn
star, his own producer, his own author,
his own 1 rlclst. and his own composer,
and In addition to these his wife. Agn -3
Behler, Is the leading woman and alio
the designer of all the costumes. Thus
royalties of every description are kept
In the family.
For Gifts Is Unique
CHICAGO. Dec. &. Chicago women
are discussing today the extraordinary
Christmas shopping of Mme. Sarah
Bernhardt. She took most pains wirii
to toy engine and dolls ah bought
for her great erunddaughter, Sarah
Gross, who lives In London
Mme. Bcrnardt could not shop in Chi
cago herself without difficulty because
ft of the shop girls speak French
Her secretary. Mile. 8elor, tried It. but
found her English Inadequate, bo Mme.
Berdhardt applied to the management
of her hotel for two drummers' sample
rooms and hod an assortment ot such
articles as she desired sent In from the
She apent a large port of the da ;e
lectins gifts from the assortment. Her
purchases totaled nearly t5,000.
RAY COX TO HEAD
1GRAM OF MERIT
AT CHASE THEATER
Dixieland's Comedienne, Late
of "The Charity Girl,"
Has New Songs.
Ray Cox will radiate charm und origi
nality at Chase's this week. Slio Is
Dixieland's own comedienne. I'mll la
tently she wua the stellar feature of
the Broadway musical comedy, "Tho
Charity Girl." Miss Cox Is especially
famous for her clever and cornet por
trayal of twentieth century girl tpes.
In returning to vuudevlllu between star
ling spells In musical comedy, Miss Cox
appears alone, save for her accom
plished pianist, Joseph Woodard. Hho
has prepared u comic ode of tjplcal
nn,d topical song stories, Including "Tho
Journal," "The Dertllct Cook Tourist,"
"You Know What She Uxpeotid and
You Seo What She Got," "and,"Her First
'I lip In an Aeroplane." Her character
gowns add to tho effectiveness of tho
Ihu extra added attraction will bo
Mis. Luuls Jamus, former co-star of the
late Louis James, tho meat American
tiuglc and romantic uetor, With her
own talented comedy associates, Mrs.
Juincs will utpeii In "Holding a Hus
band," u "triangle" comedy by Arthur
A special stellar feature will he the
duncliig stint), Pat ttooney and Marlon
Bent, In their New York life musical
comedy, "At the News Stand." Their
i.uuwlier Tuikoy Trot" la said to be
screamingly funny. The promise of a
dillghtrul period uf amusement Is con
tained In tho announcement that thn
minstrel comedian, George Wilson, has
bull lulctid to thu till). Ha aUa'v e.'
smart una amuing onservations uro still
lis patent In piovoMng laughter as in
the good old uu)h of the bones and end
London Hlpnodmtne feature,
llobker'a Bedouin Arabs, will perform
thrilling desert sports and tuctics roi
lowed li bizaire und pklureaijuo na
Ben l.lnn, tho lolund coipicllan, will
amdsthglv dabble In ongs stones nnd
dunces The Schillings will glva their
Wild West show marksmanship. The
pipe organ rceltnlH at 1:3-). 7 : and In
termlsMon. and tho new series of Ani
mated WeeMv photoplnne daylight mo
lion pictures of recent news events of
the world, are other addition,
HEADS NEW BILL AT
Prices, Under New Policy,
Will Be 10, 20, and 30
Cents in Evenings.
Having announced that u new and
higher grade of vaudeville would no
inaugurated at l'olf's this week, Man
ogci James Thatcher has made good
with a capital a. Tomorrow', after nn
absence of scveril years, thcro will ap
pear at the big avenue Playhouse that
"prince of entei miners und entertainer
of pilnces," Marshall P. wilder, one of
the most wldel known and popular
comcdUirs on the vaudevlllo stage.
Not content with announcing Mr.
wilder us his chief headlmer, Mr.
'1 hatcher promls-a u supplemetary at
traction of nlmoit equal distinction In
the person of II inner I.ind & Co Mr
Llnd Is a great favorite In this, His
homo city. He is a remarkablu actor
as well us u Rifted singer, and hla
Dr. Miracle In l ho Tales of Hoffman."
sung here with the Abarn Grand Opera
Comnanv was a notable achievement.
He appears this week at Poll's In "The
Opera SlnBcr," a one-act musical drama
which Is said to embrace the elements
of pathos, humor aim melodv in a most
appealing manner. Mr. Llnd Is supported
by a capablo company.
Charles Falko Seamon. solf-stvled
"Tho Nanow Fellow," a co-nrdlaii who
has uppearcd here in previous seasons
as a top-liner, llu will occupy the
position of mini importance on the bin
Other Interesting speclullles will be
offered by Mile Alice pemargo, the
petite aerial arllite; B'ssctt and Scott,
Kiacctul dancers, and the Bush Broth
ers, rcmarkuble urrohatk artists, who
appear as tumnung, cnmblng und
vaulting German tailors.
Under tho new policy, the prices will
be 10, 20 and 30 cents for tho evening
performances, with tho mattnae Prlees
lemalnlng as licretqfoce, 10 and U cents
ATLAVril' CITY, N. J. "
Joslah White A Sobs Compssy.
Those who love sweet music and
those who enjoy the scene of new
mown hu run have their several ,
tastei gratltUd h a visit to "The Old
Homestead' ut the Columbia Theater
ihN week Thli churmlng play has
been before the public for twenty-six
veuri, und Is now on Its t went) -seventh
annual tour. It Is 'the samo .simple
story of rural life In New England that,'
It was awuy back In lHtt. when It, wan
first produced us a finished drama at
the Boston Theater. For eleven cars
prior to that Ml. Thompson had been
prompting a play called "Joshua Whit
comb.'' In which he port rased the same
sturdy old farmer, Uncle Josh: and
even before that Mr. Thompson had
given for some scars In the v artels
halls a sketch, huvlng Uncle Josh as
the telitral figure.
Ho.toklng it altogether,' the character
of the kindly New England farmer.
Uncle Josh, has been before the theater
going public for nearly forty sears. It
Is dlflleult to write anything new of
"The Old Homestead." When -a char
acter has become so Identified with the
American stage as has Uncle Josh, by
u llfo of nearly tvrd-score years, the
pen may well falter In the effort to say
ans thing new. And vet this much may
be said: Denman Thompson, in pre
senting to the American stago a tSPleal
American ehoracter aa It had , never
been precsnted before, endeared hlm
pir tn thn thenteraolnir nubile and
made for himself a niche In tho Temple
of Fame as an actor and author.
The company appearing at the Cplum
hla this week Is the original one. un
der the personal direction of Frank
Thompson The musical features are the
same. Including tho famous double male
quartet nnd tho grand choir of twenty
voices In the eclcbrated Orice Church
scene. Cnpacltv houses will undoubt
edly weliome thlB giund old pla'.
Has Premiere Here.
One of the Interesting announcements
of the week Is the coming to the Na
tional Theater of Belasco'a final pro
duction of the season. "The Good Little
tinvii " Vnllnulni? its nremlere here
during tho week beginning December 30,
tho production will bo taken directly 'to.
New York, where It will be presented
at the Hepubllc Theater.
"Tha Good Llttlo TJcvIl" Is said to be
a great spectacular production and Wll-1
Ham Norrls Is ono of the well-known I
names that will bo rounu o me. casi.
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