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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1913.
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H CLAIRE LEADER
IN "QUAKER GIRL" AT
. NATlONftL THEATER
Percivai Knight Plays Opposite
in Role of Tony Chute, in
Troup Fresh From Gotham.
"The Quaker Girl," whose triumphs
have already taken in the metropolitan
iuncenters of 'England, America, and
France, comes to the Xational Theater
for a -week's engagement Monday ever
n,n under the Henry B. Harris man-
l "gement. fresh from Its year run at the
Tark .Theater, Xew York.
The organization of another 100 slnji
r presenting "The Quaker Girl," 1U
te headed by Ina Claire, who created
the title role in America, and Percivai
Kniffht, in the opposite role of Tony
Chute.. The music of this famous musi
cal comedy Is by far the most tuneful
ver Imported from England, and is y
James T. Tanner wrote the book, and
Adrian Xtoss and Percy Greenbank.are
Jointly responsible for the lyrics. Au
ditors -are introduced to the Quaker
miss, first in a quaint Quaker village In
iKngiand, where the quiet atmosphere is
rather stirred by the advent of Tony
Chute, naval- attache to the American
embassy in Paris.
Tony meets Prudence the Quaker girl,
and at once gives her a lesson in the art
of making love, as practiced in Paris.
Meeting Captain Charterts, a king's
messenger, who Jias come to the Quaker
stronghold' to see his sweetheart, the
Princess Mathllde. the four sit down to
a sift's of wine, when the parents of
Prudence -happen along, and are so
dumfounded at her terrible crime of
alpplng a drop or two of wine that they
turn their backs upon her forever.
But Madams Blum, a Parisian mo-
j dlste,.has fortunately been placed in the
vicinity- ny tne piaywngm, anu enc 01
fer to take Prudence to Paris and
place her in her establishment. ,
Act two finds Trudence in Paris as a
shopgirl, and learning Parisian ways
rapidly. Tony is much in evidence, but
an old affair with Diane, an actress,
threatens trouble. Diane resents the at
tentions Tony pays to the Quaker shop
girl, and places one of Tony's love
letters to herself in a gown which Pru
dence Is .about to don. When the letter
is discovered, however. Instead of being
a note .from Tony. It Is discovered to
be a highly compromising letter from
the minister of the Interior, who Is so
delighted when Prudence returns it to
him that he removes 'the ban of exile
from her friend, the Princess Mathllde.
who Is also in Madame Blum's shop,
disguised as a shopgirl. Then, in order
tc top It all off with fitting elegance, the
scene la changed to the ballroom at Pre
Catalan, in the suburbs of Paris, where
Tony and Prudence plight their troth,
and all troubles are forgotten. Proral
nen in the supporting cast of "Tne
Quaker Girl" .are May Voices, Nellie
McHenry. Malsle Gay, Gilbert Childs,
llarrv Falrleigh, Ruth IJoyd, Roland
fiottomley. May Allison, Eleanor Shel
don, Pesgy Lundeen. and a large, chorus.
TorflTeTriss beautiful" little- mimetic
Hawaiian "-.romance, -"The "Waltz
Dream." tme of the Unest spectacular
offerisga -ever presented at the Cosmos
Theater, will top" the bill this week
during the return -engagement of Ver
onica ConwelU the graceful dancer, as
alsted by George McGarry, late or "ma
Soul Kiss," and three native Hawallans
who have won success with the sonss
and melodies of their native land. The
play is a love story of a Hawaiian
dancing girl and an American naval
A surprise act of artistic songs will
be presented by the 'Singing Girls"
sensational and thrilling acrobatics by
Zeigler & Zrlgler: a. delightful little
comedy. "The Trust," by Hickman &
"Wills: comic sketches by Walter
"Wcems. the well-known cartoonist; and
a novel offering of song and repartee
by. Wltsun and Thurston, In Te Thanks
The Pathe Weekly Review will pro
rent in motion, pictures the world's
wents oV unusual interest.
Jj'arie Lee and her Seminary Girls, In
a rollicking offering of musical comedy,
will be the big feature of the Casino
Theater bill this week. The Strolllnir
J Players will be the next important fea
ture, in a nign class oxienng or music
which features many instruments.
Novel pole-balancing and acrobatics
extraordinary are promised oy Dalbeule
-fc Co.; a collection of tongs by Eleanor
Waring, a laughable little corned.. "A
Woman's Way," by Selma Waters &
Co.; jEd a blend Of music and comical
p. cariAuuB, uy xtii rc riuni, a juuie
pianist, ana a comeay cartoonist.
The Casino Theater management an
nounces that its photoplays, which will
add to the entertainment, will be of
the highest class and free from every
"The Miracle," founded on the Ger
man legend from which the play of
"Sister BuUrice"' was -written, is to be
presented on Monday. Tuesday, and
Wednesday, in the Garden Theater,
with special mutlc from a selected or
chestra. The showing of this picture
will be contlnuuous from noon "until
IX P. rn.
This .picture play Is said to be one of
te most expensive that has ever been
made. It required the services of iJW
people, and ail of the scenes were taUen
In Germany, as near as possible to the
tnralltr where the itrance happening
.I. en,.., if "Thm, Mlt"!!' or, snlil
to nave occurred.
The College Girls" are Mi's weeks
atlractlon at the Gaytty. Thl? s'iow
ha always left p. pleasing impression
on its former visits. This Is the fuutth
year t 'his organization and Max
Splegeloffer8 an entire nev production
as well as a ner.' book with all new
musical numbers. George Totten Smith
U responsible for the book, whlle'PJul
Jieubens receives credit for the music.
Abe'ReynoIds. who won fame as The
Father last vear. Is retained and May
Florine Linden, the original College
Widow, assumes her old -ole. Dan
Crleman shares the comedv with Mr.
Reynolds by assuming a dual ro e of
the janitor and the bogus aunt. Miss
Alma Bauer portrays the real Trench
atntr while Jenny Ross Is seen a the
sweetheart. Beatrice, the roc-time
violinist, who Bcored heavily last year,
hat been retained, with a singing choius
Meeting With Success.
The all-star cast, headed by Charles
P. Hanford, that Is to appear at the
Columbia Theater in -February in
classic repertoire., has been meeting
I with phenomenal success throughout
th South. I
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mm will tnu
New Musical Production, With
Julia' Sanderson in Leading
Role, Week's Attraction.
LESLIE CARTER TO
GIVE TWO PLAYS
- - AT THE BELASCO
Distinguished "Actress Will Ap
pear in "Zaza" and "The
Second Mrs. Tanqueray."
PERCY HASWELL TO
APPEAR HERE FIRST.
Til IN VAUDEVILLE
Elizabethan Comedietta, "Mas
ter Willis Players," to Be
Vehicle in Performance.
THE CURRENT WEEK ACADEMY TO HftVE
Elaborate Program to Be Pre
sented for Patrons of the
Popular Avenue Playhouse.
"l...tAw 4t.li. .,! ...Ill n.ACnt tVlA
Aw tlm. In .n,t,lAlllA In fli olt- ft llAr
girlhood and the scene of many of her
dramatic triumphs, Miss Percy llaswcil,
who has Just reached this country from
London and the British provinces, where
for two consecVtlve years she won sig
Her career In this country previously
was a notable one, as she starred in the
Clde Fitch plays, the Shakespearean
comedies, and the Frohman productions.
She has obtained from Allan Fawcett
his one-act comedietta of Elizabethan
times, called 3Iastcr Will's Players."
In thl5. Miss Ha'swell speaks a charming
prologue, after the faihion of early
English plays and ancient Greek dramas.
Appropriately Interpolated In the ac
tion are two Shakespearean scenes, one
showing her as Rosalind In "As Tou
Like It," and the other as Katherlnc In
"The Taming of the Shrew." The extra
jdded comedy attraction will be the
Irish comedian, Frank Fogarty, "The
Dublin Minstrel." whose laughable anec
dotes of "Kerrigan ano O'Brien" are
re-enforced by a fresh rund of humorous
Hibernian stories and a few minutes of
"Jigging" a la Klllarney.
Charles Mack and companv will be a
special comedy feature in "Come Back
to Erin," an Irish scenic playlet, and
his plavers Include Mrs. Emily Peters.
Jhe oldest actress on the American
stage. From the Berlin Wlntcrgaiten
will come the Great Jungmann troup.
In aerial exploits. Al and Fannie Sted
man will present their amusing "Piano
Cepers." The Ramsdell trio of dancing
stars are included. The Klnemacolor
nhoto-play will be n drama In two part.
"The Husband's Storv." The pipe or
gan recitals at J:M, 7 JO, and Intermis
sion, will otter varied programs for mu-slv-lovers.
An Accomplished Musician.
Nina MehWe. who. as the maid In
"The. High Road," Is so affronted when
Maryt Page leaves her home of luxury,
arrayed In a cheap hat and dress In
is to take up, is an accomplished
musician, aim n iii.mv: ..noi.c ...-
The farewell week of vaudeville at
Poll's will be commemorated with ono
of the most elaborate variety programs
ever oftijred by the management of the,!
popular Avenue playhouse. It will lie
on a par with the big Mardt Gras bill
of last week, with the exception that
the headline act will be the most pre
tentious that has ever been offered here
by Mr. Poll. It is B. A. Rolfc's latest
musical comedy creation, "The Ijjvc
Trust," with a cast of twelve, includ
ing seven young women and a prima
Sue Smith, a petite singer, will appear
as the flower girl" In a repertoire of
song and dance numbers, and Madden
and Fltznatrick will add a bit of fun
with their diverting sketch called "The
Wanderer," which is replete with bright
Manual Alexander, assisted by three
attractive young women, will offer a
novel musical act, with a popular clas
sic repertoire. The five Martes will
give a remarkable bicycle act which will
be distinguished by daring as well as
comedy. Jlnimle Burns will be seen In
a few hair-raising exploits on the high
A double supplj of films will make
the motion pk-tuic feature of the bill
HERE THIS WEEK
"Sis Hopkins" Will Be Present-
. ed With Miss Helene Hamil
ton in the Title Role.
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In NEW WiLLARD HOTEL
JANUARY 27, 1913
U. S. MARINE and
TICKETS, "sSIfigS? $3.00
At Affleck.' noil Aen U'JIIarrf.
She Is Casals TTyfR
Sublime mountain istas succeed cich
other so closely in .Switzerland that the
tourist is overwhelmed with their mag.
r.iflcence. In tra cling through that
scenic wonderland last summer. In quest
of material for his third trael talk
which he calls "Kuropc's I'lavgroum'l,"
E. M. Newman, the travel-lecturer,
found himself "enihai-asscd with
riches." I-'rom the wealth of material
available, however, he has chosen new
tcenlc gems revealing the Switzerland
of today, more beautiful -than ever,
a.nd will show them ut the Columbia
Theater this evening and tomorrow af
ternoon. The new motion pictures and color
views In this, the -third In Mr. Xew.
man's new series of travel talks, will
not only snow the scenic grandeur of
the countrj, and the charmingly situ
ated resoits scattered through It. but
will also Include every phase of life
among the hardy dw client in the huts
en the mountainsides, an well as In the
palatini homes In such titles as ISeinc.
Lucerne and Zurich.
The management of the Academy an
nounces this week the Rose Melville
production of "Sis Hopkins," that
popular comedy of rural Indiana, tour-,
ing under the control and management-
of William D. Fitzgerald.
"Sis Hopkins" Is recognized as one of
I the greatest of native stage productions.
! despite the fact that It Is a simply told
btory of loe and life among a group of
people such as one Is familiar with In
the .ordinary current of life. Sis Is
more than an original character of de
lightful charm. She Is an institution.
Kvery one knows of the lovable men
land women who pcop'e its wholesome
! scenes Ma and Pa; Sis; her swect
i heart, Itldy Jeaiboro. Vlbcrt; "llart
Vaniuin. the fresh college youth. Mar-g.-O
;.T!shle. and the rest of Sis' chums;
Obadlali, the unctuous undertaker, and
the otheis who conirose the personnel
of this excellent play.
The production Is said to have re
ceived the extreme of care and capital
In the hands of Manager Fitzgerald,
and n well balanced cast enact tho
unique roles for which the piece Is fa
mous. Helene Hamilton will be seen as
SI. a part to which she gives a most
distinctive rendition. The other charac
ters will be nUd in Charles F. Guth
lie, K. I. Haen. Jack Morton, George
Ilvron. David DeWoir. C. (. Randolph,
Martha Richards. Nettie I.indsey. Ger
trude Aiden. W'liina Rogers, and I'uu
Tom Miner's "Holiemlans" will be the
attraction at the Ljieum Theater tills
week. In tw-o muxical burlcttas entitled
"Patsv anil the Wild and Woolly" and
"The Kohcinluii I! auty."
Tlu mustial numbers are said to con
tain mlod of the tuneful sort, and
the coHtumes worn bv the principals and
chiiriii aie eostl ami handbome.
an added attraction there will he
. Gorlle I.din.ie end her Watermelon
trust, with eight danc'ng pickaninnies.
CHASES POLITE VAUDEVILLE
Washington's Latter of. America' KinrM, aud the World'
.Model .Modern 'J'btatre Willi crkl III I lit Surpanilng
The 1.0 and f-XO Attraction
Door Open x l::0and ,30 p. in lall. When and Iiurlns th
Inttrminloti TJ.cr I a Grand 1'iee lipe Urfian llrcltal la the
J'romrnadr Luns !
DAILY 3IAT! 25 CHNTSi EVES., 25, 50 nnd 7! CK:TS
KIRST TIMB HERE IN VAI'UKVII.l.K
AIIIKrjTUN'i OWN DRAMATIC srll
PERCY HASWELL & COMPANY
Aftfr Two Tun of Triumph In !.nnlcn rrcscntlng a Ilwnantlc
Comedy of the t)ys of "Ooorl Oiien Hrp "
"MASTER WILL'S FtAYERS"
la uhlcli are Interpolated .MImh HnMell'.- firealrnt MiakrM
P'ureon Holed. Ilonullnd, In " Von I.Ike It." anil Kath
rrlne. In TIie Tnmlnif of llir hhrrtr''
"The Dublin CD A TtiV Vfn A DTV In His Funniest
Minstrel" riWlllIa. iVUAlVl 1 01
The rtlchMt Hibernian J lunior In .unsa. Klniler. inil Daiieci
In th Si-nlr lftniAtl
"Come Dark to lrln
AI &. K.innle fiiedman In
a Klnemacolor Drama. &c
The JUNG3I ANN TROUPE
iennany a i.reai 7wociiy
In cr!nl KrnatlnnM
Tlie Hanudell Trio. "The
Tltr: IlETItOIT "TIOEnS' " GREAT 11APEIIAI.I. STR
MJI Tr'UBI?" IClVTrVTIMrC & BEN
IN THE 'E5V MASCO r." .een Utiifr Hrllllqnt Kutw
Everj' season CharIesFrohman makes
a musical production, and most- always
a success. Starting back as far as
"Miss Hook, of Holland," which he pro
duced at the Columbia, there" has been
oio each season.
Tomorrow night he will present "The,
3unshine Girl" for Its Initial try-out at
;he Columbia Theater. What Is ormore
moment, however. Is the fact that It
will street to Introduce dainty Julia
Sanderson as a star. Miss Sanderson
appeared In "The Arcadians" and made
a hit. Last season she was with Don
ald Brian In "The Siren." and this sea
son she Is to appear alone as "The Sun
Mr. Frohman Is giving her admirable
support in Joseph Cawthorn. Eva Dav
ehport, Tom Lewis, Alan Mudle, Ver
non Castle, Flossie Hope and J. J.
Horwlts, a chorus of 160, and twelve
specially picked "sunshine girls."
"Miss Sanderson's part is that of
P.ora Dale, the perfume girl, who works
in Blundell's soap works at Fort Sun
shine, a sort of "spotless town" in Eng
land. If the heir to the works can be
induced to become engaged or married
within five years the works revert to
the employes, so they try to Induce
Dora to captivate the young heir, but
she Is in love with a workman, who
Is really the heir in disguise, and will
have none of the scheme. In the end
It turns out happily and the heir saves
his soap and gets the girl also.
Mr. Cawthorn plays a London cabby
who has been drlverrout of-buslness by
the taxi-cabs, and Miss Davenport is his
wife. Tom Lewis is the slangy ..Ameri
can advertising manager for the soap
works; Alan Mudle plays the young
heir, and Vernon Castle appears as
Lord Bingo, who impersonates him
while he Is in disguise.
Mrs. Leslie Carter starts her engage
ment In this city at the Bclasco Theater
tomorrow night in "Zaza," which will
be repeated ,on Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Saturday nights, and at the
Wednesday matinee. "The Second Mrs.
Tanqueray" Will be given on Thursday
and Friday evenings, and at the Satur
day matinee. e
"Zaza," as everybody knows who
keeps In touch wtlh theatrical affairs,
was the play in which Mrs. Carter
achieved her first great' success as an
cmotlonafNictress of extraordinary pow
ers. "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," by
Plnero. is a masterpiece of English
stage literature, and Is rarely played.
ana only by tne most gtited actresses.
"Zaza" is an extremely difficult role,
one demanding of the actress a wide
range of emotional expression. The act
ing of Mrs. Carter In the complex fourth
act the big act of the play where she
parts from the man whom she loves,
probably could not be excelled, and
competent critics have said that neither
Bernhardt nor Duse could surpass" her
uuung nere, wnicn rises 10 a enmax oi
tempestuous fury, in whlcr. despair and
anger are mingled.
"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" stands
foremost in merit, it not In precedence of
time, among the past two decades'
copious outputs of stage Action about
wives whose former sins And them out.
It Is a sort of sequel to "Camille."
Mrs. Carter's impersonation creates
the illusion of absolute reality, it is said,
forcing one to feel the poignant sorrow,
the deep degradation, and the limitless
despair of a creature "belonging to this
day and generation, rather than a cre
ation of poetic fancy.
Doth plays will be well cast and hand
X V Matin, 25c. fat Stats
Rose Belvillefc Production
OF TME WtllA-WDC FJUMHM.COMEBY-MfeMtA ,
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A PLAY OF THE FIRESIDE
PKOBUCTMIf fTA-afiatm lit ,1TS KNTOUETY
A SPLEN1MB ACTONS COMPANY
ALLTilfS WEEK, .
MATINEE5 "mUBiDfVti ANO SATURDAY
CTFJUST TIME IX AMERICA!
OTFIIIST APPEARANCE OF JULIA SAXDERSOX AS A STAR!
ia-ANMTAL CHARLES FROHMAN .MUSICAL COMEDY PRODUCTION!
la ike Reigning Gaiety Theater! London. Musical Comedy Sneers
THE SUNSHINE GIRL
Eva Davenport Tom Lewis Alan MniUe
Vernon Castle, and 100 Others
On ing to the amount of musical numbers the curtain will rise prompt
ly at 8 P. M.
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An All-Star Cast
ABE REYNOLDS-MAY LINDEN-DAN COLEMAN
With BEATRICE, The Raftiee Violinist
(NOTE The management can positively guarantee this attraction
as ono of the best.)
NEXT WEEK ------ ROSE SYDELL
THE SURE-POP SHOW
Headed lly ,
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(Our Old Friend laay) A lloxle)
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And a I nlquc Olio. IncludlUR -10 Clamy Knterlnlnera Moatly (5lrl.
Extra Attraction : GERTIE LE CLAIR
And Her Watermelon Trut. Tbe Illcht Dnnelnif Ptckanlqnlcv. The
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