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PLAYS AT THE THEATRES THIS WEEK
ACADEMY?Mob Aar and Taeaaay
alaata, John Drew?\tedaeoda| night.
Alma Clark?Tkomday, atattnee and
alsht. Prlore of IMI.rn?Friday nlsbt.
Ida >?. Leo? la in;?hli?n lanny"?
Saturday, matinee an,; altfht, Ah II.
BIJOt?All week, -1 he !*her?brrd of
L CBI >?Vaudeville.
Chsrlet Frohmsn arlll arSMWl Johr.
I>rew In "The Perplexed Husband."- s
comedy by Alfred Sutro, at the A'-ade
iny Monday and Tuesday.
This four act play attracted contin?
ual attention when it was first pro?
duced In London this year, where It
scored a tremendous success. Afte.
the American rights were obtained for
Mr. Drew, the auther came over to
personally ?tagre the plere. which re?
cently was grlven a brilliant preser.ta
tion Kl the Empire Theatre. New York.
"The Perplexed Husband" ;s a frank
satlre of the whole feminist movement,
and yet the upholders of the cause
are given a creditable hearing. It pre.
??nti Mr. Drew in his best com?ly
manner, and also holds him to several
scenes of genuine emotion wlueti
-Likes demands upon his skill as M
irtaM as well as upon h.s gifts aaJ
I dta as a comrdian.
A London tea wer^-haM. conimon
?laoe and happy, return* from i
.nonth'a l all tag trip to find his honte
invaded during h:s absence. Hi* aife
lias decided to MsM being a doll, a
parasite, a sultana, the leader of his
1-arem. and branches out "to live her
own life" Instead ct a loving wife he
has on h:s hands a "new woman." who
now knoa*s her husband to be "a
Str?ngt* man" to So she moves
her belongings upstairs.
The tea merchant ? saner and more
conventional ?ister advises him tc.
fish: fire with lire, to impcrt a Grei k
soul who has been wor'.ilng in his
lice, in the person of a beautiful young
IDA ST. I.fcON. (THE "POI.I.V Of-' THE CIRCUS" f.iKI.I, IN "FIM^HIXJ
FA.NNV." A? ADF.MY OF MUSIC, I-'RJDA \' NIGHT. UKCE.HECR 13.
That Is Good
Fach Dat at
3 P. If.
THE FIVE SULLYS
A Whole Family of Wonderful Entertainers?Three Men and Two Women
Singing and Dancing Stars.
The Star Trio
Gassiest Comedy Si-gers and Mu
Sensational Japanese Wire and Perch
Williams and Held. PEERLESS PHOTOPLAYS. Kipp and Kipry
5c and 10c Matinee Every Da}. 7 30 and 9 P. M. Fach Night.
A Great Show
DEW ARS COMEDY CIRCUS
Snappy Offering .:!'. for Fm.
Isabel Grey & Co.
Watson & Little
Fl ?I I < 1
ri? 11 U PI a v
5c?Popular Dail> Matinees lac Join the NhlhT Crowds. iOc ar.d 2*c.
CLEAN COMri)\ ? < 1 kSSY SINGING ( I 1 ?ER DANCING
SL/^f^3~ f ' 7VPES
THE PEPPER I'vVINS
Artit*.'. Retired Graceful ?Pissini |
Sweet Harmony Sing.
\z ? < r.*-. ??
.* I Mas Dancing Act
SILVER AND DUVAL
Character Coosedians A Novel-. A ^r ^T.erv Hear the
?' K --
KITH HAT WOOD
Snaring end T.
Beaut i(u! Sid-*
PLRFLCT PICTORIAL PRODl'CTION> PRESENTED DAILY
girl with a passion for the lovely !n
a!! things. In the meantime, he pre?
tends to be converted to "the caueo.'
and gives as an excuse for Introduc P#j
the girl Into the house that he wishes
her to be converted also.
Imt.i. liately the fires of Jealousy ate
kindled, the Greek soul and the creator
of theories discover a mutual attrac?
tion and run away to Athens; the
other il'ir.ker ts pathetlealy deserted
and the ? ?!< returns to the arm? *f
her conventional spoua*. who admits
that she nerd not 'eel the defeat t'O
Vl.'reJ Sutra has presented brilliant
ariaKat 1 both for and against che as.
cension of woman as the ecjua.1 of man.
and the situation* that develop ars aa'
amusing as ons might expect from th< !
author of "The Walls of Jericho." Ar.d
never has Mr. Drea- had a comedy rile
so agreeably suited to his personal!**". ;
'-i ,e sjpr>..rtlng caet are such'
well known players as Mary Boland.
I ?-: Uruce, :-"i:ia Sevening. Alice j
.1 Margaret Watson and otheri. !
"the I'rlnee of rllien."
Henry W. fllI>|S'| star rev'val of'
"The Prince of Pilsen,"" the most pop- .
ul.ir of Amer;can musical comedies. '
will be presented at the Academy of
Music Thursday, matinee and r.icrht,
with a wealth of scenic and costume
equipment and an excellence of indi?
vidual and chorus impersonation ri:-e
ly shown in musical comedy perform?
ance. In fact this delightful enter
tain man t, combining the brightest and
i ..oik if Gustav Luders an: Frank
Plxlsy, has set a mark in this especial
?field of performance and will tax the ,
talents of other composers and authors
to reach. Musical comedy of modern
origin Is essentially evanescent;
changing tastes and times call for new
songs and new scenes. Once in a de
? pernapa Um re c.mes a play orj
this kind?so tuneful In its music, aa J
dainty ..n.i paatie in its i>rlcs und so |
thoroughly .human in its comedy tliatj
it proves the rule of short life by be?
coming the exception that livee lang.
Such is "The Prince of Pilsen." K^r ?
tha comm.! ens..gement Henry w.
6* vag? has provided a company .the
principals and chorus of which nave
: ?????1 chosen with the intention of mak?
ing; the performance the best ever giv?
en of this musical comedy. In the,'
principal comedy role. Hans Wagner,
a Cincinnati brea-er. Mr. Jess Paadjf
combines a ;jersonalIty that exudes I
humor with an innate appreciation of
comedy, so pointedly expressed by I
voice, look and action that he evokes
almost the e.vtreme limit of merriment. I
Lottie Kendall, an American girl who I
after winning a high position in her
own land, captured the appreciation j
and Savor of English audiences, will
be the flirtatious widow of the cast, j
Arthur Hull, the real prince, and Fred
Lyon, the naval lieutenant, are recent
valuable additions to the cast. Norrr.a
Brown, with her twinkling feet, is t'-.e
French maid Sidonie, while petite
Dorothy Tumore will play the bell- i
boy. Dainty i:dna Wallack is the Nel- j
lie Warner, daughter of Hans, and
Mary Et Murray will be the Edith.
Cagapholl Iiuncan will enact the role |
of Lord Som.-rset and Bobby Woolsey
that of Francois. The song hits in |
etsjia mute, i\ ?? /KU
m ?Bi>n," ? i tut-- \< \nr.mv, mo**.
d\v \.\r> iii:?Dtv._
"The Pr'.n.-e of P'!se-r.'" number at leaat
a * -ore. "The Message of the Violet*,'*
"Heidelberg.- The Tale of the Sea
r hnaa In Smok**** ar.d 'The
Sane of UM t/iiiea" are household fav?
MB ???. I ens In Tlnlsble*- Fanny.**
LitUe Ida St ksa*a who for the past
three >,-ars has been creating a furore
t?-ouf-nout the country !n the title
role ?*] ?r'eliy of tne Orcua" has at
last come into her <?wn and on. Friday
r.ght will appear at the Academy o.
M V B e will be s-en as a fuil-fiedg
l in a near j>h?y ?-ritten especial
> tat aar i>y L?e iniaaa i>?dd. en
titled "Finishing Kan: : " Th's is aa
.-.-?.-??rrc a lit of news as t ?? atre-goer?
of this city would wi?rt for. as tha
winsome little ?Mtsajsj baa many
frleada In Richmond do great wa*
her ssjccess in Tolly of the CJrcas"
that she could have conunueJ appear?
ing In It indefinitely Instead of bring?
ing out a new play, but her manager.
A. 3 Stem, baa not only asablUous
plana for hi* youthful star, but hs ha*
a great f?ar of her becoming too
oioseiy Identified with one part, and ta
this fee?ng ?I are Indebted for the
present production of ""FirJenlag Fan?
ny. "" which la a play of lights ar.d
as-.ad^ws. humor and pathos, tears and
1* .a itai These diametrically opposed
* are "t-r.bined ;n the .-haracler
of Fanny Bertram, the rol* wM<-.h Ida
St. L?on play* It "s a character of
a loving, lovable, trusting young girl
that i? ratines a srartd af gentle hamsr
and delicate charm wtiieh will Vang be
RJ 'V i. - ,*ie t rrii ?".---ran
dialert fsaiUm, who Is underlined;
fir ?-i ?r;*?->"? ,t fie Aeade--. ,-,
Aafardai. rr.aftr.ee and night. In h.s
r.?w gaay n Happened la Potsdam. ,
wiu ao dsaht reeorea a eat dial wot-1
M4.RG4RET I.4.NGHOKAK WITH THE ?HEPHERD OF THE HIIXS,* AT
THE BIJOU UL THIS WEEK._
come from an admiring clientele. Aside
from the fact that he will present mi
new play, Mr. Wilson Is credited with
being surrounded with the best corn
par*}' that he has had In several sea?
sons, and his picturesque offering Is
s-aid to be pleasing throughout.
"It Happened In Potsdam" is an adap?
tation from the French by Cyril Heed,
filled with comedy situations bas'rd
upon actualities. It relates how Mr.
Wilson In the character of Meta von1
Klatz. a German traveler, returns from
the Orient to his Potsdam home and
the scene of an early wooing to find
the object of his affections the wife of
a very excitable Russian r.obioman.
He meets the sister of his fuiasorj
s*?-'-;.'i?art and announces that the;
purpose of his visit is to make herj
his wife. His attention to the sister;
is objected to by the wife of the Rus
SSSA nobleman for the reason that she !
is afraid that her husfband will learr.
of the love affair which existed he-1
tween Motz and herself a few year?
previously. To help his mission Metz
oonveniently finds an old and tender
missive Indioted years before by hlst
first love, the contents of which he!
threatens to expose to the Russian
nobleman unlesa his wife oonsarta toj
aid him In his love making. Then be-j
gins a series of haps and mishaps,
vi ?d and accelerated by the Inter?
position of friends, that combine to
mw-: a rompll'-ated affair all the mere
complicated. To retrain possession of j
the letter. Metz's former sweetheart ?
enlists the aid of a.-. American cousin',
from Virginia who endeavors to secure;
the letter by strategy. As might na-j
turally be expected, Metz fails In lo%-?
with the cousin and the play ends hap-'
plly for all concerned when he socur?s<
her consent to become Frau von Klatz.
Mr. Wilson is the same happy-go-1
ucky Met* as of yore with the gut
turai Ks rolling from his tongu?. who
pauses every now and then in his love
making- to ?ins; a sor.tr or two as only
he can rtng the,ro. This eeason he has
several new songs that will he heard
for the first time In this city durir.g
h!? engagement. They Include "She
Loves Me?Lovea Me Not." "My Lady
Fair." "Lovea of Bygone Days'* and a
new yodel. "The Twilight's CslL''
Alma OlneJk at the Aeademr.
Mra Mary Face Groner and Mrs. R.
W. Hswkosworth, will present Miss
Alma Gluck, in a costume song re?
cital at the Academy of Music next
Wednesday avenlng. December 11, at
S 3v o'clock. Miss Gluck is by ail odds
Richmond's favorite prima-dcmna, she
has been the succeag of the last two
festivals here, taking away the honors
from many of the oHier opera artists
on those occasions.
Mi sa Gluck has been In Paris all
summer, studying new operas with
Jean de Reszke, and It la said her
voice Is more beautiful than ever slnoe
her work with this famous tenor and
teacher. She has Just returned to
>'ew York from a concert tour which
extended to the Pacific Coast, and
everywhere the critics have been unar.
m their praise of her **oIce,
beauty and charm.
Miss Giuck sails for Europe the 1st of
?Tanuary. to sing there In opera for
three years, so this will be the last
opportunity the Richmond public will
have to hear her for some yeaxs to
The recital will be novel and unusual,
as Mrs. Gror.er has arranged that the
entire last half of the program shaft
be devoted to the beautiful old ante?
bellum scngs. which the Southerners
all love so much, and which are so
well adapted to Miss GluckS voice.
The stage w-.ll be suitably arranged
for this, so as to create the atmos?
phere needed for these songs, and Miss
(Continued on" Fifth Page.)
ACADEMY?Mon. & Tues.
CHARLES FROH MAN PRESENTS
IN THE FOUR ACT COMEDY.
The Perplexed Husband
By ALFRED SUTRO.
A Satirical Comedy, Introducing "The New Woman," that Delighted Lon?
don and New York
Prices, 80c to $2.00.
"Vas You Efer in Zinzinnati?
HENRY W. SAVAGE Offers
A Brilliant STELLAR REVIVAL of the
Greatest of All Musical Comedies
Plxley and Luder's
And a Superb Company, Including:
A Chorus of Unrivaled Beauty and Vocal Excellence
and "The Prince of Pilsen" Augmented Orchestra
AC ADEM Y~Q J??AYnly
A S. STERN PRESENTS
IQA ST. LEON
(THE POLLY OF THE CIRCUS GIRL.
By LEE WILSON DODD. Atrthor of "Speed."
Prices. 25c to $1.50.
SIDNEY R. ELLIS PRESENTS
THE SINGING GERMAN DIALECT COMEDIAN.
SONG ADORNED COMEDY.
Wilson's new songs: "Loves Me, Loves Me Not," "My Lady Fair,"
Loves of Bygone Days." and "The Twilight Call."
Prices: Matinee, 25c to $1.00; Night. 25c to $1.50.
Th?rs, and Sat
FIFTY CENTS- BEST SEATS- FIFTY CENTS.
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