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AL H. WILSON.
"It Happened in Potsdam," with Al
g. Wilson, the German dialect come'
tdan in the title role, is the attraction
-nderlined for next week at the Cres"
cent Theatre. Mr. Wilson portrays
the character of Metz von Klats, an
eccentric German whose former sweet
heart throws him over for a Russian
count. The story of this new Wilson
agering is said to contain an interest.
ing plot overflowing with comedy situ
ations, while the stage settings, e
signed by Manager Sidney R. Ellis. are
all that the subject demands.
The story relates how Metz returns
to his native city of Potsdam, Ger
many, after an extended trip through
Oriental countries, with the intention
of asking for the hand and heart of a
youthful sweetheart with whom he has
had a love affair some three years be
fore the action of the play begins,
only to learn that during his absence
the lady in question has become the
wife of a Russian count. Metz later
falls in love and becomes engaged to
an American girl visiting in the fam
ily of the countess. At this period an
undated and tender missive, indited
by the countess and mailed to Metz on
the eve of his departure for the Orient,
askes its appearance, and it is this
letter which is responsible for most
at the comedy injected in the story.
Unbeknown to Metz the letter has dis
appeared from among his private pa
pers. Assisted by his fiancee, who un
derstands the state of affairs, Metz
aid the countess start on a still hunt
for the letter, fearful that if not recov
ered and destroyed it will eventually
reach the hands of the count, who has
a very'Jealous disposition. The count
secures an inkling of the situation, and
before the letter is again located the
parties involved in the mix-up are led
a merry chase through a series of
amusing complications. The story is
embellished with bright and snappy
dialogue, clever situations, and inter
preted by an exceptionally good cast.
Incidental to, but not a part of the
performance are the new songs com
posed by Mr. Wilson. They include,
"Loves Me-Loves Me Not," "Songs of
'htherland," "My Lady Fair," "Loves
at Bygone Days' 'and "The Twilight
THOS. E. SHEA COMING TO THE
Thomas E. Shea will begin an en
pgement at the Crescent Theatre
ses, offering three dramas, two from
his well-known list of plays, and the
ether his latest great success, "A Man
sad His Wife." The piece is a dram
atisation of Sampel Shipman's (co
sthor of "Elevating a Husband,"
Lads Mann's big hit in which he re
eustly scored at the Tulane) well
owsn novel, "The Spell." It furnish
es Mr. hea a modern vehicle which is
ih ly to establish his popularity even
mnoe arly with the theatrical public.
"A Man and His Wife" tells the
iwry of a young man who has risen
bom the ranks to the head of a large
heaklag institution. His young wife
roves Sckle and dallies with the at
tsatios sad sophistries of a wealthy
isuag man, whom she, foolishly, im
alass she loves. The husband dia
ewveng this, allows her to go her
ap sand ad separation results. This
heek has scarcely passed when a ran
IB heltituted on his bank by an enemy,
a eliteisa and a tool of the trusts,
Whm the banker has opposed. In the
thr act occurs the big scene, the ran
- the bnLk. It is here that Mr. Shea
i" the opportunity of demonstrating
I ability as an actor of dramatic
tree and declaration. In the end the
Wife ands that the god of Love will
stand trifling with and conscience
eken, returns to her husband.
In addition to "A Man and His
e," Mr. bShea will offer two pieces
public has learned to love, "Dr.
I and Mr. Hyde" and "The Bells."
NA RIVERS" AMONG THE COM
IWO SHOWS AT THE LYRIC
UsMasme of the interest displayed by
rta on f the LyrlThestre, Mr.
announces that "Lens Rmvers,"
popular Mabel Oypsene in the
role, will be featured week of
1. Preparations are under
to make it one of the most com
Iroedctions of the entire season.
Nights in a Barroom," the old
story, that lives becouse it
a lifelike story, will be played
1ar Christmas week Mr. Ps
anaounces in advance a real
Watch this paper for the an
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When Klaw & Erlanger's production
of the musical comedy de luxe, "The
Pink Lady," opens at the Tulane Thea
tre Sunday night, New Orleans theatre
goers will enjoy for a second time an
opportunity of seeing the prettiest
production of one of the greatest mu
sical comedy successes the American
and European stage has known to
date. This might sound an extrava
gant claim were it not borne out by
records and facts. In the past dozen
years that this form of light musical
entertainment has been crystalizing.
nothing of this kind has been revealed.
It marks a new achievement and the
new trend in such presentments. Or
iginally such an entertainment was
loosely constructed and dependent one
catchy songs or a few novelties in
stage effects to pull it through. "The
Pink Lady" is a complete effort in ev
ery essential detail, however. It has
a score composed by the most success
ful contributor to the London stage,
Mr. Ivan Caryll, who has long been
identified with the Gaiety Theatre pro
ductions. C. M. S. McLellan made the
book and lyrics in an adaptation of the
French farce "Le Satyre" by George
Berr and Marcel Guillemaud, which
ran for a year at the Palais Royal in
Paris. Klaw & Erlanger has provid
ed a wonderful company of 100 peo
ple and a production which for exquis
its taste, delicacy and harmony of
color schemes and for verisimilitude
has never been seen before. The
score is played by an augmented or
chestra and without a doubt is the
greatest financial and artistic musical
comedy triumph of to-day, and in the
words of a pronounced critic, "The
Pink Lady" is as delightfully fascinat
ing and refreshing as a gushing stream
by the dusty roadside. It is the one
thing beautiful in musical comedy.
The organization promised for next
week at the Tulane is almost identical
in every character that appeared in
New Orleans last season, foremost of
whom will be remembered Olga De
Baugh, John E. Young, Georgia Har
vey, Harry Depp, Tessa Kosta, Abbott
Worthley, Elizabeth MacAfee, and a
host of other local favorites, not for
getting the glorious "Pink of Perfec
tion" chorus of dancing girls and the
New Amsterdam Theatre, New oYrk
AFRICAN HUNT PICTURES.
The Paul J. Rainey African Hunt
Pictures represent the absolute high
tide in the gradual rise of the motion
picture idea of entertainment, and are
shown in this theatre as the result of
a year of effort and an expenditure of
a quarter of a million dollars. An ex
ped'tion of over 350 men spent a year
in the depths of the African jungles,
and braved death from fever and wild
beasts, in order that this wonderful
entertainment might be presented.
They will be seen here at the Tulaae
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bor the week of Dec. L Mr. Ralnes
who is a millionaire sportsmae from
'leveland, Ohio, undertook his big
game hunt t frst merely from the
polt of sport, but he was the frst At
esn big sme hunter to provide that
be wonderful scenes he arw, and the
trassO epeimcees he pased through
heold be preserved for the delectation
K the American public, through the
medimm et the motion picture, clese
de sed lecturer. Aeoompeyaylp his
.puedtis was a larIse earp of estert
toesi ser med ti letare
era operators, and whenever there was
a hunt to be undertaken, or a danger
ous trip into the jungles, these intrepid
men of the camera and film were in
The Rainey expedition consisted of
30 white men, 300 black men, 135 cam
els, 40 horses, 60 dogs, 54 oxen, and
150 sheep on the hoof. Mr. Rainey,
Prof. Heller of the Smithsonian Insti
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tate, and others, and their personal
retinues, met Mr. Allen Black of A-n
tralia, and Mr. Augustus Outramn of the
Fransvaal, at Port Said, and while tra
reling to Nombassa, completed their
plans. Dr. William Johnston was add
ii as physician and surgeon, and Mr.
Iphn C. Hemmert as chief on the stan
ot potogaphers. At Mombassa the
-omplete Sofal, or hunting aury,
was arraigsd Black giants of the
Wshkembahel lithe and agile swakes.
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mse, the eea/sus arky M al, sand
smart somelis, all African tribesmen
noted for their endurance and other
worthy qualities, accompanied the ex
pedition, some as employes and car
riers, and the remainder for the love
3f the sport.
.Ir. Rainey's expedition cost him
aver $250,000 and the time consumed
was about one year.
"TENNESWEE'S PARDNER" AT THE
The glamour of romance which Bret
Harte threw over the mintng camps,
immortalisIng their ulches, their hills,
their streams, and more than all their
strange types of froetler humanity,
ind living expression n "Tennessee's
Parduer." Is not a dramatisation of,
but Is suggested by Bret Hasrt's great
It has bees and is lse ot the moat
po-lar hips oa Weswiean use by
stock companies. On the contempo
rary stage just as "Alabama" stands
as the drama of the South, "Shore
Acres" as that of New England, so
"Tennessee's Pardner" stands for the
West. which Bret Harte found in Cali
fornia. and which Eugene Feld located
on "Red Hoss Mountain."
Because of its superior merit and
his desire to give the patrons of the
Lyric Theatre an opportunity to see
the real human life comedy drama, Mr.
Peruchi, actor-manager of the P'eruchi
;ypzene Stock Company, secured the
right to show it here next week, coni
mencing with Sunday matinee. It is
a heart-story of the hills, by the same
author who wrote Estha Williams' suc
cess. "A Man's Game," that recently
played at the Dauphine Theatre.
It affords Miss Mabel Gypzene, the
talented ingenue leading women one
of the best opportunities given her this
season. She plays that character
around whom the drama centers.
Laura Hudson will have another very
strong emotional part. The other
players will be finely cast. There is
no gunplay or any of the usual things
that happen in melodrama. It is a
clean-cut show that will more than
make good with the patrons.
All this week "A Midnight Mar
riage," written by the real melodra
matic author Hal Reid, is drawing ca
pacity houses. The Lyric Theatre is
at the zenith of its busy season and
Mr. Peruchi and his co-workers de
serve the success.
The drama is well acted and staged
and everyone who enjoys a genuinely
thrilling show from the first to the
final curtain will find pleasure in "A
The Orpheum is now on its eleventh
week of the present season. In that
time it has presented as many head
line acts, no two of which have been
Next week will witness another
headline act of an entirely different
character. It is "Puss In Boots" an
elaborate fantastic production that
might be called a mammoth musical
comedy, an Americanized English pan
tomime or an extravaganza. It Is the
most pretentious and successful pro
duction ever offered by B. A. Rolfe, the
prince of novelty producers. Four
sets of beautiful scenery are used,
most effective costumes are worn; the
music is the best Mr. Rolfe has ever
written, full of snap and ringing melo
dies. The book is full of good fun,
and an admirable company of twenty
five musical comedy artists, among
whom the star is Will Kennedy, play
ing the role of old King Rumphiz, pre
sents the production. The Interna
tional famous animal Impersonator,
David Abraham, Jr., Is sen in the title
Other numbers are:
The Jovial jester, Hary B. Inster,
raudeville's elite entertainer.
Five Juggling Mowatts.
Kautman Brothers, Jack and Phil,
in tuneul originalities.
McCormack a4d Irving In a youathal
Pre and Uno, auropean novelty.
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