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Interpolated so as not to detraet from the thread of the story. There will be two shows nightly at 7:1 3 and 8:43
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Thrilling three-reel picture showing how ferocious beasts
are captured in wilds of dark Africa and also ;
. depicting life under circus tents 4
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Four-reel Kalera Drama adapted from famous incident of
Historic Battle -of Fontenoy !
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Spirit of Hawaii"
Has
Hawaii 8 Intangible "atmosDhere
and somehting of spectacular effect are
turned to good account in the 30-min-
ute fantasy written by E. A. Douthitt
and produced "for the first time 4on
any stage" at the Opera House last
night . t
Trimmed with music by Prof, Carl
Mlltner and with scenery by Harry
Marcelle and staged by William Dou
thitt, the "Spirit Of Hawaii" presents
itself more as a picturesque tableau
or series of t&bleaus than as a play.
The story, of the fantasy is summaris
ed in the program as follows:
"Leslie, i Aided, an' English play
wright, it working on a new play. He
falls asleep in his study,' and in' a
dream sees the' perfection of his plot.
This dream reveals Lehua, an immor
tal woman of Hawaii's volcanic region
where Pele, th' Hawaiian Goddess of
Fire, Is ruling. spirit.
"Lehua loves a, man In the uprfe;
world, who was one time an immortal.
was driven out by the goddess, turned
to- stone, but eventually restored !to
human tortnr She dreams constantly
of her lover, and believes lie will some
time come to tai; her with him to the
world of daylight: 1 ' - -
"Aldeu, in the dream' Is this lover.
With the magic power of the Kahuna,
he' passes safely through v the fires,
meeting Lehua. The ' Kahuna leaves
Alden-to his fate. Lehua, however, be
seeches Pele for permission to depart
with her lover. The goddess consents.
The Kahona is thwarted."
The plot is ' fluite' simple, runs with
no . counter-plots, ; enb-plots or cross
currents, and 'is told" in simple dia
logue with comparatively little "busi
ness." As produced last night, the
first scene "In one," as the proces
sionals sayshow Alden in his study
in jngiana, ana as ne tails into slum
ber the curtain rises and discloses the
Interior' of cave or deep' grotto. Be
yond' this, through a Jagged! hole in
the rocks, may be "Seen the boiling fires
of Kilauea In their nightly brilliance.
After, the iriot' has been -unfolded the
eourtain goes down and Alden wakes,
again in' his study, sflll seeing in hia
fancy Lehua,' visible through an aper.
ture high In the curtain,' stretching out
her arms to him and singing "Aloha
Oe." ' ;;' -f. ;-
; This' arrangement lends itself to
fcpectacuiar effect in the grotto scene,
with the murky glow" of Tolcanic fires
lighting up the rocks and cave interior
and the faces of the actors. 1 The ap
pearance of Pele, Goddess of Fire, "ris
ing luminous from the flames height
ens the spectacular quality of the
scene. . v-.v wv.v. - - -:- ; t ; ,
The sketch ha3 some structural de
fects which need remedy. A time-hon'
ored and threadbare device is U3ed
to bring the story before the audience
that of the venerable and portly fam
ily butler who comes on the stage with
glasses." sets them down and solilo
quizes all ahout' his master, what hap
pened in the past and what is going
to happen in the future. This sort:of
Introduction is on a par with the ap
pearance of the French maid !n -a
black,' short dress, white apron and
high slippers, who prances about with
a duster meanwhile revealing the be
ginning of the plot : ' ' : '
. It does not help the "Spirit of Ha
waii" and may very well be dispensed
with. It slows np the action and to
a sophisticated audience on the main-
ladT would Inevitably be ill-received
Loca
BIG AUDIENCE mm W III
OF OFFERIWS OF MAGEE COWANY
ttnaaaya n't:
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n V THE CAST. . ' -''
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XX Roger Gllhooley . . . .Jack Ma gee ;U
H Col. Aioses Voops. i ... Frank ackh
S Tom Gusher. . . Clarence Lydstoh'tt
a Sammy Bronchitis... Cliff Stuart':
U Lily .Dorothy Raymond Hi
a Dulcie ' . .". .,. . . . Jlaxle Mitchell ;
St Aunt Lily7 . . . . .Lilian Mason 'ti
a Carrie '.. . . . . . .. .Frances Kerry ;a
a'- ''--;'; - -y.,. : - v ; y.- :. -' -- it
a a a a a a1 a a a a a a a a a a a
The Jolly Jack Magee Company
opened for an indefinite eii?agement al
the Bijou tnai'er las: night, the vehl-i
cle: being "Gimooley'sj Trouble. A
good audience was on hand and showe'd
appreciation for the initial efforts of
the organization. wbicY boasts a elio
rns of r good Veics but rather s!dw
footwora, aa Ingenue y with a good
voice and a : pleasing personality," a
prima donnv who registere-1 a big hit
in her single' vocai ou? a?, h ItJidins
man wao his r-prrnd "here before, .i
pair, of comedians who depend to a
large'a'-ent uiion "k!.i -tirk va
riety of httBitH- tot. their laugha,ietc.
"Gilhocley'a Iroub'.ssf is niefeiy a
Picturesque Sketch
First - Night Success
because of its familiarity as a stage
device. j
To a mainland audience nlso it is
presumed that the author and produc
ers hope to carry the sketch further
than Hawaii the Identity
symbolism of the Goddepa
and the
Pele will
need some further explanation and
emphasis, otherwise the ful meaning
of her appearance may not be grasped.
One is inclined to believe! also that
the musical setting should be more
characteristic of Hawaii. Occasionally
a theme readily, recognizable as adapt
ed from Hawaiian melody and move
ment is woven into the musical body,
but hardly often enough or prominent
ly enough. - The average mainland au
dience, it must be remembered,' needs
plain emphasis on well-knovn Hawai
ian melodies to recognize them as Ha
waiian.. These suggestions are ma de in the
friendly spirit of one who sees in the
Douthltt-Miltner production j much to
commend 'and much that may be turn
ed to good account for Hawaii if stag
ed on the' mainland. ' By cutting out
most of the introduction, elaborating
the grotto scene or Introducing an
other Hawaiian scene, a more unified
appeal can bdmade to the ihnumer-.
able1 theater-goers oh the mainland,
who have read or heard a litjUe .of old
Hawaii and to whom the atmosphere
eal or fancied of ' old ' Hawaii is
one of elusive and exotic ronfance. '
The members of the cast did very
well In a play- where each had to" cre
ate :hls or ber parr; May Edirthe Tay
lor's brief appearance as the) Goddess
Pele showed her acquaintance with
the .stage She read her lines well
and cjearly and gave the audience' a
firmer grasp 'of ! the' story.' Miss1 Fe
nella' Miles as Lehua showed much
promise 'in dramatic work. :Yt, H. Hut
ton :as ' Leslie Alden was always -vigorous
and convincing; and E.f C.j Vaughan
in his character part as the English
butler was !lfelikrrnd at Jib ease.
The somewhat gtoteseue part of Ka
huna; offered Tew opportunities for
Dickson Nott, '-'hut he showed himself
capable of handling many more.; This
role of the sorcerer by the way, has
sowe picturesque possibilities if fur
ther elaborated. ,. I v .
; The vaudeville numbers (were all
well received. . A feature was the ap
pearance of some rapid-fire entertain
er from, the U. S.' S Alert and the
submarine fleet now herei proving
that Honolulu has : valuable acquisi
tions among Its amateur fun-makers.
S. .0. Thatcher in - blackface mono
logue and a number of others In a
sketch called "Old Salts," being a re
production of dally incidents in the'
iife of a man-o'-warsman, represented
the service weir. . . -1 :
Thomas F. Sedgwick, baritone; Vera
Dale Keene, 4 young violinist; the
Kamehameha faculty quartet; Mrs. W.
O. Mclntyre, mezzo-soprano jih, sing
ing specialties, and the Rodders, boy
and girl 'singers and dancers, rounded
out a program 'that' allowed the aud-
tsnrrt tn' rot hrtrna mlrfv , I
"The Spirit of 'Hawaii will be- re-
peated tonight and tomorrow- night
ana snouia acore a success, p ne Tew l
initial irregularities' will ' be smoothed I
out ' by its nrst ' rendition wand ' the
beauty and picturesque ; iualrqr of the
centrat theme and setting nhanced. I
The entire proceeds are to go to the
Leahl Home, ahd large audiences:
should attend tonight , and tomorrow
night 3 t
1
title which ' serve to " introduce the
song an I dance ayecfaltioj, the best of
which are lf I Only Had la Home
Sweet Home, by Maxie Mitcjhell, and
"Sympathy, ny Dorotn Rayrttond and
the entire comr-any v I
riThe wardrohe of the Maf organ!
tatioh is we'l ftbova the' average; the
costames t)e:n?"pretty and dfeat-iu
one -' instance, however, the chords
might have been a trifl heavier clad.
Lucky for tr.o young'. ldiesttiat the
thermoni2r In Hf-nohriH . nt lali
very lew: .. J '
r"WhIIe'the; coinedylfsppTtseil by. the
Magee comttny is not InterspeWtt by
the coarse ami vnlgar as-a4 tint of
a recent corse-ly that vitlieil liohoiulu,
there is considerable room far improve
ment and "the elimination of the "sug
gest! ve would not deterioratel the per
rcrmance to ": any aoticeible' extent.
Frank Vack, who plays' opposije to Ma
gee, is responsible for most of the
comedy? having adopted" a portion of
the work of Joe Weber and Maie DiU,
which fits n- well with he niake-np'
of these eccentric German co nedians.
Two performances are glvt j nightly
and It ia staw !jr Ue nascraent
that the conv.'wttv will tt:Xl e nt the
Biiou lone as .box oSce receipts
.warrant."
AFRICAN HUNT
AT YE LIBERTY
Lions and other wild beasts prowl
ing through the densest jungles of
Africa; native hunters following
Spoors with a surety that is almost
uncanny; a vivid -portrayal cf the im
mensity of the caravan required for
a wild animal hunt on the Dark Con-
Hnmii- a mnnilr Tirtfi Trfl nnprf into
falling into a pit to entanglement In j
a net ana capture; inese ore-. buuiw
of the highly educational features of
the picture, Thor Lord of the Jun
gles," which is one of the features of
the program at Ye Liberty theater for
the coining week - and which opened
last lrfght - It is one of the be6t ani
mal pictures which has -ever been'
staged before the movie camera. - In
addition to the animal Jungle pictures
a 'peep is given into circus life from
the' inside; a peep into the dressing,
rooms and the private life of the fcir-!
cua people, where all is not always,
tinsel and glitter and music and1 gal-;
etvr The ' story : hinges on J the visit
to Africa- of a young circus roan ia
quest of 1 new wild animals. ' He meets!
the daughter of a Dutch colonist who
has wonderful control over wild ani
mals and enlists her to accompany his'
caravan to aid in the capture of a lion
wlilch has been called Thor by the'
inhabitants and which has become no
torious for its ferociousness. Through
the guidance of the ycung woman
Thor is captured and the scene when
the lion falls Into the ' pit is " one of
the most thrilling ' animal - pictures.
When the animal hunt is concluded
the young circus .man induces the
young woman to desert her former
sweetheart and accompany him back
to the circus.- She does so 'and be
comes the queen of the Show.5 The
circus man tires of her and plans her
betrayal. ' This i discovered by
friends the young woman has made in
the circus. One of them aws the bars
"of Thor's cage so that the beast can
easily break ' through and then en
tices the circus man to the cage. Be
ing lonelythat night, the youne wom
an ' decides to visit Thor. She t ar
rives at the same time as the the
circus man. ' He attacks the youn g
woman. ' The lion awakens from his
sleep, sees the . atruggie, ' crashes
through the sawed Aars and kills the
circus man. The animal is recaptured
nd npntpnrd to dpath. The . young
woman plead that the animal be giv
en to her. She takes , hlra back to
Africa, turns him loose in ' the Jun
gles and then wed the sweetheart
whom she deserted.
In addition ; to the animal picture
there is shown a four-reel film. "A
Celebrated Case. adanted from a fa
mous incident of the battle of Fonte
noy. The picture Is not nljj rare in
its historical educational virtues but
I is rich in Its settings. One of the
big scenes is a battld between
English and French forces.
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