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title: 'Truth. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1901-1908, June 01, 1907, Page 10, Image 10',
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It 10 ' TRUTH
1 1 AMUSEMENTS
HM Salt Lake Theatre .Viola Allen in
n "Twelfth Night," matinee today, pcr-
't form'ancc tonight.
Hj . Orphcum. Stock Drama.
L'' Lryic. High . Class Vaudeville,
m matinee and evening.
j Coming Attractions.
Hj i Salt Lake Theatre. 'Maude Adams
H in "Peter Pan," Monday, Tuesday,
M Wednesday Thursday and Friday.
j June 3, 4, g, 6 and 7; Rose Coughlin
j in "Mrs. Warren's Profession," Sat-
b urday, June Sth.
The Orphcum Stock company
H made its initial bow to a Salt Lake
M audience on Monday night under
M I most auspicious circumstances which
m augur well for its future in the city
B I of the Saints. The audience was a
j J brilliant one. and .included both state
M and civic officialdom, the former ac-
M ., companicd by military trappings. The
m advent of this stock company wati
M looked forward to with feelings of
pleasure and great expectations. It
M is stating no more than the fact when
M it is said that the high expectations
M I were fully realized. There never was
M I as capable and good all round stock
Hi company in Salt Lake as that now at
1 the Orphcum.
M A change was due at the Orphcum
H High class and meritorious as the
H vaudeville presented at this theatre
H during the winter undoubtedly was
H the public was becoming a little tired
t of vaudeville and the change was op-
H portunc and came at the psycological
H There are several favorites of Salt
H Lakers in the company, and there arc
H others who will be if they enact other
H roles as well as they do in "The Cow
H boy and the Lady."
H Nat Goodwin and Maxine Elliott
H made this play famous. They prc
H scntcd it first. It is one of the best
s' known productions of Qydc Fitch. It
H deals yit1i Western life, the period
H now, the place Colorado. There arc
H typical scenes of cowboy life, there
H is the hero in the person of the liar
s' ' vard man who wins the admiration
H of all by his prowess in a fight; there
H is the real Easterner with his hand
H some wife; there is the ' tiling in the
H course of the love story, in which the
H , bad man meets death at the hands of
H the halfbreed lover of the propric
H tress; the trial of the man accused of
H the murder, and his vindication after
B ' the jury returns a verdict of convic
H I The company is a splendid one.
Miss Lucia Moore and Mr. Al Phil
lips, Miss Mabel Florence, Miss Bell
( Theodore and Joseph Green enact
H their roles more than well. The com-
H pany captured their audience.
, Sir Edward Elgar on his return
H home to England is reported as say-
H ini; that Londoners arc igo years bc-
H hind the age in music.
The presentation of Shakespeare's
charming comedy "Twelfth Night" at
the Salt Lake theatre was one of the
greatest treats lovers of Shakes
pearean classics in this city have en
joyed for years. Miss Viola Allen
is the star sustaining the principal
charming little actress carries off the
charming liitle acrcss carries og the
chief honors, there isn't a weakling
in the entire company, in fact they
arc all decidedly strong and carry out
their parts with the highest concep
tions of the feelings and emotions of
the characters represented. To suc
cessfully do that in a Shakespearean
play is a very high measure of praise.
No doubt the caste catches some ot
their inspiration from Miss Allen who
i- among the greatest of Shakespear
ean interpreters of the present day.
"Twelfth Night" is probably the light
est of Shakespearean comedies. Its
touches of feeling and gleams of soul
arc exquisite in their dclicatcncss and
yet the comedy has great strength
The staging and the scenery were su
perb. The costumes were in exquisite
taste and in keeping with the char
acters. Altogether it was a most fin
ished production. On the opening
night the audience was not large, but
it was composed of those play-goers
whose thought and intelligence en
able them not only to delight in, but
to revel in Shakespeare. That the
theatre was not crowded to overflow
ing at every performance speaks not
adversely of the play, but rather of
the decadence of the taste of the pub
lic. The cast was as follows:
Orsino Duke of lllyria
Mr. Win. K. Ilarcourt
Valentine & Curio Gentlemen at-
tending on the Duke
Mr. Leopold Lane and C. II. Hates
Sir Toby Belch Uncle to Olivia
Mr. Fuller Mellish
Sir Andrew A'gucchcck
Mr. Henry J. Hadficld
Malvolio Steward to Olivia
Mr. Sidney Herbert
Fabian Servant to Olivia
Mr. Frederick Forrester'
Ircstc A Clown
Mr. Lionel Hogarth
Sebastian Twin Brother to Viola
Mr. Royal Tracy
Antonio A friend to Sebastian
Mr.- C. Leslie Allen
A Sea Captain Friend to Viola
Mr. Myron Calice
A Priest M.r. Wendell Hopkinson
First Officer Mr. R. M. Dolliver
Second Officer .... Mr. P. C. Hartigan
Olivia Miss Alison Ekipworth
Maria Gentlewoman to Olivia
Miss Zcffic Tilbury
Viola Twin Sister to Sebastian
The "Musical Harts" with a few
old cow bells, gas pipes, cracked vo
cal organs, etc., etc., didn't do much
to enlarge the score of the Lyric on
"The vaudeville tally-sheet the past
week, but in the main the show was
good, and nobody lost any money
on the enterprise. The audiences
severally and collectively got their
Lc Charticrs kept the "pace" al
right, alright. His offering was "Fare
Thee Well My Old Kentucky."
Bert W.eslon, "The Medicine Man,"
after some jockeying with newspaper
selections of doubtful date, scored
well with "Traveling."
Collins & Hawley, "The Boys in
Purple, Direct from The Palace The
ater, Lunnon," were a pair of very en
tertaining "Cousin Jacks."
Ilavcrly & McRac "sprung some
thing" in the " Human Xyliphonc"
very smooth and effective immitation"
by the "Hairlip Boy."
Tom Brantford, " The Human
Band," made more laughter than any
one on the bill. The little "kids"
ripped and roared with delight at his
antics, and the young ladies in boxes
had difficulty to maintain their equil
ibrium. Onctta is certainly a novel
ty. The whirlwind and contortion
dancing that she docs is remarkable.
The bill opening at the Lyric to
night is rated "right up."
OPENING OF SUMMER RE
SORTS. The suburban sunVmer resorts were
formally Opened on Thursday, Me
morial day. They all were well pa
tronized and the crowds enjoyed the
fine weather and the beauties of the
places. Saltair had a large crowd and
although it was a little cool for bath
ing some ventured into the briny
deep. There is plenty of water at
Saltair this season and everything
looks very favorable for a prosperous
summer for this favorite watering
The Lagoon is prettier than ever
this year. Extensive improvements
have been made and it is now one of
the most attractive spots anywhere
near the city. The lake is very pretty
and the boating good. The flowers
arc even more gorgcoys than in pre
Wandamcre has been so greatly im
proved that its old patrons wouldn't
recognize it. As a sylvan resort it
has few equals. It is easy of access
and numerously patronized.
The Salt Palace opened the bicycle
season very auspiciously. The races
on the opening were above the aver
age and Manager Ilalvorscn guaran
tees that the high standard will be
maintained all summer.
Robert O'Connor, who is playing
Francois, the funny Frenchman, in
"The Prince of Pilscn," is the only
member of the Savage organization
who played in the South African pro
duction of the Pixlcy-Luders piece.
O'Connor was cast for the French
man, but before the season terminat
ed he had played excrything from
Tom Wagner, the lieutenant, to
Hans Wagner from Cincinnati.
NEXT WEEK AT THE
In the second week's offering of the
Orphcum stock company the amuse
ment lovers will have a chance to sec
the acting qualities of Roy Clem- ,
cut's aggregation of players in new
dress. "The Dancing Girl'" Henry
Arthur Jones' masterpiece, affords
great opportunities for several mem- t
bers of the company and on Monday
night it is safe to say that the public
will be delighted. The play runs the
gamut of the emotions, has an ab
sorbing story and at least three love
stories running at the same time.
The story deals with chapters from
the lives of the Duke of Guise, blase
clubman who has drunk life's picas-
urcs and vices to the dregs, and Dru
silla Ives, a Quaker girl with a flip
pant nature and a love for finery and
case at the cost of her virtue. The
first act opens on the Isle of Endcl
lion which is owned by the Duke.
Druscilla, who has come home on a
visit from London where she-is mis
tress of the Duke, meets John Chris
tensen who is an engineer violently
in love with her. Druscilla loves
hin:i but loves wealth and case more.
She flirts with him and leads him on
until the Duke appears. At this junc
ture Sybil Crake, the daughter of the
Duke's .steward, appears. She is a
cripple, having been saved from be
neath the horses feet by the Duke.
She sees that the Duke beneath his
blase veneer has a desire to reform,
and is not quite so black as he is
painted, and tells him that some day
she hopes to drag him from "beneath
the horses hoofs."
With this for a start the plot dcvcl
opes thick and fast. Act II discovers
Druscilla in her boudoir in London
where she has lured John Christcn
sen. Faith Ives, who is a true Qua
ker in every sense of the word, finds
John and makes him promise to
return to his work on the island.
Then follows a tremendous scene
with Druscilla, wherein he repudiates
her. On top of this comes a scene
between Druscilla and the Duke
wherein the latter promises to marry
her. Act II ends with the Duke
nwking a promise to have one more
big fling and then end his life.
Act III is the big scene, that of ,
the reception at which Druscilla is
to give her famous shadow dance.
Her father, David Ives, appears and
a regular Dunstan Kirkc scene fol
lows wherein he denounces his child.
Priscilla falls down the stairway in a
faint and the Duke's guests disgusted
leave him alone.' He Is about to end I
his life by ,.oison when Sybil appears I
and stops him. The last act is de- I
voted to adjusting matters and ending
the story as it should according to
the recognized ethics.
The play calls the full cast of the gt
company while special scenery is be- '
ing painted for the production. There
will be a chosen extra people engaged
for walking parts and taken all in all
iit will be the biggest piece ever