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.PLAYS AT THE THEATRES THIS WEEK....
ACADEMY OP VIM(,
1 cftd?) ? Matlnr? and night. Web
?r and Field*.
Ihursda; night. Frida, matinee and
right- "A Buttrrflj on tho Wheel."
Saturday, matinee and nicht- Mar?
garet Anglin. in "Ursen a tucking*."
BU?l' THE ATME.
"Between Shower?," all the week,
with n*ual matinee..
? < ?LOMAL THEATBE.
EM PIKE I IIKATKE.
Miniature Musical Comedy.
t I Ul.N I 111 A I Kl
Melier and Field*.
V! ? ngagerncnl extraordinary begins
at the Academy of Music Tuesday
?natinwo. when Weberand Fields appear
here for the first time in their big New
York production, and with a company1
of high is? people, known the country
When the engagement was first
t<ii!iounced it was for Tuesday night
only, but there was such aji unprece
1 demand for seats that tbe man- j
agemeut was easily prevailed upon to '
give u matinee, this being one of the ,
t<e*t towns in the I'nited States when !
meritorious productions happen along. 1
Many out-of-town people, who wanted
to attend tho ttight performance, were !
unable to do so when they found that
a:i tbe seat* had seen sold, but they will ;
bs accommodated in the afternoon, and
the attraction will naturally take front
rank with all of the big ones here this'
The production' Weber and Fields,
vith their fun, their assortment of high- I
< lass peopie. with tbe real Weberfleldian .
touch and twist.
?A Rutterfly on the Wheel."
"A Butterfly on the Wheel" with its
Impressive trial scene, will be the at?
traction at the Academy Thursday and
I when Lewis Waller, the dis
t.sg :;shei English actor-manager sends
his p!av here for the first time. The
long engagement of "A Butterfly on the .
Wheel" at the Thirty-ninth Street1
Theatre. New York, and its season in
London give Mr. Waller every as- ,
surance that, on tour, the same hearty!
reception will be accorded not only the |
(haracteriitsd ae hsr ' lover. The object
of tier argument <? uppursnt, but It
doesn't foe** the prosecution, which,
wolf-like, renew- the etteok with even
?reater violouatiaah Finally, the frail
ttle wumati break*.
The atory It told In four acts. The
first two ibuw an apartment lit a Paria
hotel, where the butterfly la trapped
'into going with CoDingwood. the man
who I* mentioned as co-respondent.
The third take* place in the oourtroora.
'and the fourth shows tbe home of the
j two principals
Tbe play has been staged with all
the care and precision usually found
?:. the produotlon of Mr. Waller, wbloh
includes Monsieur fieaucaire," "The
Explorer," and many works of Shakes
On Saturday night and Saturday
. matinee Margaret Anglin will appear
a: the Academy with her company of
comedians, in tbs new comedy. "Oreen
1 Stockings," which was written by A. E.
?V Mason, novelist and playwright.
Miaa Anglln con.ee in a role that for
her is of a novel character. Her name
ha? teen associated for so long with
emotional parts that it seems hard
to realize her in anything else. In fact,
when it was first announced In New
York that Miss Anglln was to appear
in comedy, the news was received with
surprise, and there was u good deal of
pessimistic prediction as to tbe result.
That Miss Anglin could draw tears
from a stone might be conceded, they
said, but that sits had the power to
rouse the risible faculties was out of
the question, and therefore Impossible.
So spoke the wiseacres, who. however, ,
riassed their reckoning, for "Oreen
stockings" and Maxgaret Anglin mads
g stunning hit. and ran ni New York'
packing the Alaxine Elliott durirg'
the whole of last fall and a large part ;
of the following winter.
The story of "Oreen Stockings'!
shows the result of a girl's Innocent:
white lie. Celia. daughter of William !
Earady, had been obliged to wear
green stockings several times at her j
sisters' weddings, and when the chit :
of the family announced that she was !
going to get married, and that Celia j
would have to buy another pair of
stockings, poor Celia rebelled, and In I
XWKmXM i. HM BW Hinhw
in mrnmMWi l'ol?e>" Aradrmi. Tue?da>. matinee and night.
play, bat ; ho ppc-ial Vrirli-h company'
wl ? I w been brought lo tbie < out:try J
?' \ Etatt? rfy on the Wheel * tells of u
?site, who, believing hermit neglected hy
h-?r husband, invites the attentions of a ;
? ?? Th:> intercourse ?? on leads to
disastrous ends tout, tn rralny. the
wife baa dor..- no moral wrong She is
. r -rerfiy " and does not
we.ch matters in their true light
whea she is sued for dl-1
vo-. ?? she puts kg an answer ar.d ac'ually
tale, tri?- -lan'l in h?r own defense Her '
examination, is one of tt;e llneet pieces
of <irat:... i - -.-r..r,v i-eeri tor rnar>v rears
'' r.e ... .-.::c . ..-tr.-e! attempts to
break down be- testimony, and in
?.- us ?-,?,.* ??: ;. . ? -. ? . . rea'e t'.e
impression that sh? is gudtv
Its nag t?rn observe (a the two,
?sswker i -s ;is a butterfly, vrfctmsical.
?hst.geabl- and uncertain, the char- '
a- 'er r.ow ris?-- t . tr" <i-a'n ?ti ? neighis '
desperation told her father and sisters
'hat she see w.ts engaged to an army
? an *ho had got.e te Afri-a to fight
for his country, and that was why he
could not he produced After fella
had sent a paragraph to the London
'iiti.es. a'iticrc ing the death of the
flan? e. ssW m the midst of receiving
'he family s c ondolences who should
arrive psj the Maas* but Cetesssl Vata
?o';r. who said he came from the death?
bed of the flame, of whose existence
Cm i heal MW dreamed
The fun of the comedy can he seer,
hv rhe r ross purposes tha' ar.se through
the advent ??f the mysterious stranger,
and d-inng the three acts. Mis? .\nghn
and her company have plenty of op
''>r amusing comedy work.
Mi?s Ar.gl.n will be supported by a
9r.s .'v and she brings with her
a ?! ? ? d;d production.
That the manuscript of a (rood farce
comedy ie worth its weight 100 times
over in gold is proved by the fact that
Charles Orapewrn. the well-known
comedian, read more than 200 manu?
scripts in the past two years before he
discovered "Between Showers." his
^resent starring vehicle.
"Between Showers" was submitted
to Mr. Urapewin by F. K. Dumm, and
before he had read half a dozen pages
Mr. Orapewin knew that he had scored
what he had been after and itnme- f
diately accepted Mr. Uutnm's play.
It is rather an odd title for a three-act
farce, but the ptot, like the title, is odd
and novel and gives Mr. Orapewin
plenty of opportunity to display the
brand of comedy which is distinctively
his and which theater goers have seen
Igt "The Awakening of Mr. Pipp,"
Which show he made famous.
Associated with Mr. Orapewin in
"Between Showers" are Mike Donlin.
the famous baseball player-actor, and
Miss Anna Chance, a comedienne of'
Donlin. on first thought, would seem
lo be a box office magnet on account : i
of his baseball record, but he was ee- j :
lected by Mr. Orapewin out of a list | j
of names eubmi'ted to him by Cliff ? i
Oordon, the producer of the show, on I <
account of the fact that he was the | l
ideal person to play the role in the!,
farce opposite to the one played by i i
Mr. Orapewin. Donlin is a far better I
actor than the majority of persons give <
him credit for. and while his baseball
ability secured him his first job on the
stage), It is his ability as a performer
that is holding him behind the foot- |
Miss Chance has been associated
?with Mr. Orapewin in all his past suc?
cesses for several years past, and is a
performer of charming grace and man?
? Between Showers" comes to the
Bijou Theatre for six days, beginning
Musical Sensation at the Colonial.
Having already earned the sobri- ?
quet of vaudeville's most refined string
quartet the Venetian Four will ;
provide what promises to be the most
attractive feature of the new bill ar- '
ranged for the week to start to-morrow
at the Colonial by Wilruer, Vincent A
Wells. Because of the magnificent
scenic investiture necessary to prop-,
erly stage their ottering, entitled A
Night in Venice " as well as the bril- :
liant electric effects serving to draw
attention to the beauties of the famous
Italian city, known the world over for
Its blue skj , its grand canal its gondolas !
and last, but not least, its music, the
music of the old masters, as well as
that of the newer generation, will have
the value of rendition by this skilled
quadnty of musicians.
Much of local interest will be aroused
by the appearance here of the Myron
Baker troupe of comedy cyclists.
Myron Baker was born in Richmond,
and. though leaving this city nearly
thirty y? ars ago. his coming engage?
ment will mark the first opportunity
he has had to display his talents be?
fore the natives of the city of his birth.
The troupe has recently- closed an en?
gagement with the Barnum and Bailey
BtpBUI having played the most im?
portant Southern cities en route to,
Richmond. It is called the most
laughable come'dy act in vaudeville and
that seems sufficient to establish its
Joe Shr.ner and Doll ' Richards in
Bits of Nonsense" when will pro?
vide high-class amusement by means
of witty dialogue, selected song num- ,
hees, and dainty Car.' trig exhibitions,
will be favor!--s
Lillian Pheasant, a pretty name for
a beautiful singing girl, wili add to the
pleasure of the young people because
<?f her charming personality and bright
songs she so daintily sings.
In a .or. e;-.- a< rot at;- exhibition
the Polzin brothers will round out
the vaudeville section. Aside from
their remarkable athletic attainments,
they are said to be the funniest men
In their line.
Picture plays with the approval of
the National Board of Censorship
will add their edification and enter?
tainment to the regular bill, to be
given in Its entirety three times earn
day. tbe matinee starting at 3
o'clock and the night performances
being scheduled for 7 15 and S o'clock
"A Winning Miss" at the Empire.
That a genuine and pretty produc?
tion accompanies the musical comedy,
? A Winning Miss." is evidenced by the
fact that it is claimed t20.000 has been!
expended in launching the production, j
Whether this accurately represents the i
sum total of expenditure matters little, i
but at least it carries the assurance that 1
no effort has been spared to present
the attraction at the highest point of !
appeal to amusement lovers, and this
evidence carries conviction.
Elaborate scenery is necessary in,
reproduction of the two scenes that
form the scene of action for the musical
play. One is the Lake Shore Country
Club, the principal place of gathering
Wf the elite of society in the Windy j
City. and. the Chicago Yac ht Club, f
mother means of allowing the wealthy '?
?nd the highbrows to wrench themselves '
none from the large quantities of coin
af the realm that clings to them.
In keeping with the lavish stage In-I
vestituresome novel and beautiful elec- ,
trie effects are used to enhance the I
beauty of the scenic equipment, and
the costumes must, of necessity, bo of .
the highest grade to permit, of the
representation of the people moving in
the society that includes the winning;
miss subject of the story.
Seventeen people are in the anting
company, nine of them princ ipais.
headed by James ("rowley. a populaf
musical comedy star; Orate Manlove.
an engaging and gifted singing aoani
riienne; Cliff Backous. Myrtle Bliss.
Franklin Sinclair. Minnie Pillard. Paul
Mausieaus, James Oallagher and Sidney
Ciarretson. The balance of the cast is
composed of the eight chorus girls,
said to be the best singing and darn ing
collection of pretty girls with which
any of the popular miniature musical
comedies bas been favored.
Of the authors of the piece Boyle
Woolfolk has already written Max
Bloom's "Sunny Side of Broadway."
Frederick Peters wrote Richard I'arle's
? The Mayor of Tokio ' and Harold
Attnridge has to his credit the libretto of
"Vena Violetta." famous at the Winter^
Vaudeville's Star String Quartette,
With Special Scenery and Elaborate
Electrical Effects, Pre?
"A NIGHT IN VENICE."
D.iir.tv Singing Star.
SHRINER & RICHARDS
Musical Comedy Stars, Offering
"Bit? of Nonsense."
leaders as AcroE.it s and ( otjte
One of Richmond's Own Boys,
PK KIM I I'KTIRK PLAYS
Daily t P. M. 7:15 and o P.M.
Prices Maimses, 5c and Itc;
Night", Itc and Mr.
PI* Tl HIS TO-MORROW
The Grotto of Torture
A The llmg iHMma of Ir?ve and Revenge
A Ihamais- ( lassie Poem Vatnaliaad.
The Lady of the Lake
Return Kogagemeni by Sperial Request.
The Little Theatre
Garden in New York. A large variety
of sparkling song numbers are making
this production famous, among tbern
being "Eve," "Different Ways of
Making Love." "Keep Smiling, '
"Love's Serenade." "Dixie Daisies,"
and a boat of others, all being restricted
to use in this production.
Three performances eacft day is the
regular program at the Lmpire, save on
Saturday, when four performances are
offered, the added one being a matinee,
the afternoon performances on that
day starting at 2 o'clock and 3ui0.
On the other days of the week the
matinee will start at 3 o'clock, and
Week of January 27.
A $20.000 Production of
With the Most Lavish Scenic Dis?
plays Ever Offered with a Tab?
loid Musical Comedy.
The Cast is Featured bv
A Musical Comedy Favorite,
and seven other principals, together
with a beauty chorus of eight pul
Every Song is
And there are ten of them, the big?
gest lyric successes yet heard
in this city.
There is a DAILY MATINEE
at j P. M.; NIGHT PERFORM?
ANCES ;:;,o and 9 P. M.
Two Matinees Saturday?at 2
P. M. and tfj? p. M.
Pricest Matinees, 5c, 10c, 20c;
Nigfcts, 10c, 20c, ffc.
ONLY ltc THEATRE.
Get the Habit
Wonderful Bill This
0' Heal and Barrett
In the Laughing One-Act
"15 Minutes in Darkey
Ma; Du Vaul
Character Change Artist.
How and Edwards
in the Punn>
'The Arrival of Mr.
? ?s-n'v Ringing
' o medic rtne.
Bland and Clayton
Over Sstcr Team.
Motion Views Changed
Even Other Day.
.Virrriaakw. ltc; ladies
flftd rhskasTCTl *\t Iseagti freff,
ACADEMY?Tues. Mat. & Night
WEBER & FIELDS
AND THE1K OWN COMPANY,
PRESENTING THE MUSICAL ABSURDITY,
With the New York Cast of 100, Including
FRANK DANIELS, BESSIE CLAYTON, AND WEBER AND FIELDS
PRICES: Matinee, 5?c to $2.0?; Night, 5Sc to $2.50.
MWWfclVI I ?MATINEE FRIDAY
MESSRS. SIIUBERT AND LEWIS WALLER
HAVE THE HONOR TO SUBMIT
A Butterfly on
THE SENSATIONAL ENGLISH DRAMATIC SUCCESS,
With the Original All English Cast and Production After its Highly
Successful Run, Thirty-ninth Street Theatre, New York.
One Solid Year in London.
"Acton Davies," New York's great critic, says: "A play to which every
wife should take her husband."
THE SEASON'S DRAMATIC EVENT.
PRICES: Evening, Wc to $1.50; Matinee Friday, 25c to $1.M, Sx&t
IN THE SUCCESSFUL COMEDY BY A. E. VV. MASON,
Direct from long and successful run? ?.t Maune Elliott's and Ltceum Thea?
tres, New York City.
NIGHT? Prices. $2, $1.5?, $1, 75c, 5?c.
MAT.?Prices, $1.50, $!.??, 75c. 5?c, 25c.
Every Dil AI I Matinees Tues., I
Night DIJUU Th?rs, and Sat. j
BEST SEATS. - - - FIFTY CENTS
-T????^?- ? ? ana" ??an
Commencing To-morrow Night Cliff Gordon Offers
America's Funniest Comedian, in His Latest Hit,
Mike Doniin and Anna Chance
The Great Pinch Hitter. The Dainty Comedienne.
FUNNIER THAN "MR. PIPP."
A SCREAMING THREE-ACT FARCE COMEDY.
WEEK OF FEB. 3d?Margaret Anglin and Henry
Miller's Famous American Drama, 'THE GREAT DI?
every night tu? two performance* it
?terted promptly at 7 ? and ? o'clock,
Kemarkahle r < iure at Utile Theatre.
'The rimito of Tortara." Paths'*
thrilling oleture play, will be shown
! Little Theatre to-morrow. it
? ?Mis the storjr 01 an LngJishmsn who
?ins a bride from the sleep re>esses
' of a Hindoo temple Tea) flrl knowing
?the punishment whk* wlft follow h.-r
IasSJkeg as surely as ths eetttng or the
le'ir. siitl listens to her lover. Mer
-vhereaooote e^e unknown far a long
time to the high priest, bet one day '
he finds bar home and seeks in tt?
i radle her infant son ft* departs with
s piece of the baby's wrap, which he
uses to (tea the scant to a et clegs
leopard, whlab Is set free and hungrily
!?!. kf out the t-nll fack V- tr.e , T? 1 .
of the child. A feint scream la suffi?
cient ts warn ths mother that asms
thing la amiss ftbe airless In the
roses ha time to sat the tampers scant per
ing with great lsapa toward the
woods She girm <-h?*?. and h?r
; ? *n<1 with an armed guard, Boajrne)
an . lephant and follow* her. They
tract iir leopard to tho secret an.
Ire? ? of the Orotto of Tortur?. Only
a Troin?nt ehe hesitates, then plunge*
rorwerd She te Inetantly ansawel Met
lashed to a poet, amidst a weird Col?
ic- tion of si.akee and lizards Tter
husband r??rh?i the care a few mo
rata later and 11>* Hindoo faaatore
attack him, but a bandy revolver
hnng? them to h?y and efferta the
reer-i- of hie wife and unnamed child J
On Wedneadar hy ?r?- *f reriMi
the management will ?e>r a reinm
er-eagercen* of The Lad* ef the
Lake a magnificent, animated repro
du'Men of f?lr Wa'te- sVot*'s Immert?!
i e Beys at The LaMa.
Beginning with Mend ay'a inatlr.ee
Manager Toney will offer Us patrons
a an* *a idevtHe gad atctora tan.
rtra high-oiasa not* aad the aeetVn
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